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QUIZ 2

1. The market for branded athletic footwear is projected to grow
6-9% annually in all four geographic regions during the Year 11-Year 15 period and 2-5%
annually in all four regions during the Year 16-Year 20 period.
10-13% annually in Europe-Africa and the Asia-Pacific during the Year 11-Year 15 period and
8-10% annually in these regions during the Year 16-Year 20 period.
9-11% annually in Latin America and the Asia-Pacific during the Year 11-Year 15 period
and 5-7% annually in North America and Europe-Africa during the Year 11-Year 15
period.
10-15% annually in North America and Latin America during the Year 11-Year 15 period and
5-10% annually in these regions during the Year 16-Year 20 period.
6-8% annually in Latin America and the North America during the Year 11-Year 15 period and
2-4% annually in these regions during the Year 16-Year 20 period.


2. Which of the following are components of the compensation package for production workers at
your company's plants?
Hourly wages, fringe benefits, and overtime pay
Weekly salary, fringe benefits, year-end bonuses tied to the number of non-defective pairs
produced, and overtime pay
Annual base salary, teamwork bonuses, fringe benefits, and stock options
Annual base pay, piecework incentives per pair produced, perfect attendance bonuses at
best practices training programs, stock options, fringe benefits, and overtime pay
Base wages, incentive payments per non defective pair produced, and overtime pay


3. The company's shipments of newly-produced branded and private-I b I footwear from its plants
to its regional distribution centers are subject to
4 2 million-pair import quotas on all shipments from foreign plants to Europe-Africa.
shipping charges of $0.50 per pair on all pairs shipped to distribution centers in the same
region as the production plant and $1.00 on all pairs shipped from one region to another.
export fees equal to 7.5% of the manufacturing costs of the pairs shipped and exchange rate
shifts of as high as 10%.
tariffs of $3 per pair, shipping fees of $2.00 per pair, and exchange rate shifts of as high as
10%.
any applicable import tariffs and exchange rate adjustments.


4. Which the following are the four geographic regions in which the company sells branded and
private-label athletic footwear?
The European Union. North America. Southeast Asia, and Latin America
Western Europe, Asia, North America, and South America
The United States, Middle East, Great Britain, and Japan
Italy, Mexico, the U.S., and Australia
Latin America, North America, Europe-Africa, and Asia-Pacific

5. Which of the following most accurately describes your company's plant operations?
All footwear production teams must go through 40 hours of best practices training annually.
Standard and superior materials are sourced from outside suppliers at prices that vary
according to global demand-supply conditions; the company's production workers are
compensated on the basis of both base pay and incentive payments per pair
produced.
Workers are organized into 3-person teams; each team has the capability to make 5,000
pairs annually; teams are compensated at the rate of $10 per pair produced .The company makes most all of its footwear materials and components in-house and uses
25-person assembly lines to make branded shoes at the rate of 5000 pairs per week.
Branded production is done during regular time and private-label footwear is produced only
during overtime.

 

6.The company currently has production facilities to make athletic footwear in
Asia-Pacific and North America.
North America and Europe-Africa.
United States and China.
China and Mexico.
Italy, Brazil. China, and South Africa.


7. A footwear-maker's price competitiveness in selling branded footwear to retailers in a particular
geographic region is determined by
whether its wholesale price is at least 10% below the wholesale price of the company having
the most number of models/styles in the region.
whether its wholesale price is above or below the average price of all companies
competing in that geographic region.
how favorably its wholesale price compares with the wholesale price of the company having
the highest S/Q rating in any of the four geographic regions.
how favorably its wholesale price compares to the highest price being charged by the rival
company with the lowest S/Q rating in the region.
whether its net wholesale price after all rebates is above or below the net wholesale price of
all companies after all rebates are factored in.


8. The market for private-label athletic footwear is projected to grow
6%annually in all four geographic markets during Years 11-15, and then rise gradually to
10% annually in all markets by Year 20.
12-14% annually in all 4 regions during the Year 11-Year 20 period and 8-10% annually in all
4 regions during the Year 16-Year 20 period.
10% annually in Latin America and Europe-Africa during the Year 11-Year 20 period and
8.5% annually in North America and the Asia-Pacific regions during the Year 11-Year 20
period.
10% annually in all four geographic regions during the Year 11-Year 15 period and 8.5%
annually in all four regions during the Year 16-Year 20 period.
6-8% annually in North America and Europe-Africa during the Year 11-Year 20 period and
10-12% annually in Latin America and the Asia-Pacific during the Year 11-Year 20 period.

9. Which of the following are the 5 measures on which a company's performance is
judged/scored?
S/Q rating, the number of dividend increases, stock price, global market share, and net
profits
Image rating, revenues, EPS, ROE, and the number of annual dividend increases
Earnings per share, ROE, stock price, credit rating, and image rating
EPS, gross profit, operating profit, net profit. and ROE
Revenues, net profit, stock price, year-end cash balance, and global market share


10. The market for branded athletic footwear is projected to grow
8% annually in all four geographic markets during Years 11-15 and then increase to 12%
annually in all markets by Year 20.
10-12% annually in all four geographic regions during the Year 11-Year 15 period and 5-7%
annually in all four regions during the Year 16-Year 20 period.
9-11% annually in Latin America and North America during the Year 11-Year 20 period and
7-9% annually in Europe-Africa and Asia-Pacific during the Year 11-Year 20 period.
8-10% annually in North America and the Asia-Pacific during the Year 11-Year 15 period and
5-7% annually in Europe-Africa and Latin America regions during the Year 11-Year 15 period.
5-7% annually in North America and Europe-Africa during the Year 11-Year 15 period
and 3-5% annually in these regions during the Year 16-Year 20 period.


11. The factors that affect a company's S/Q rating include:
how well compensated its work force is: whether shoes are produced with standard materials
or superior materials: the durability of its footwear: and how many models/styles are included
in its product line.
the size of incentive bonuses paid to workers for defect-free workmanship; reject rates;
expenditures for best practices training; the age of plants and whether plant upgrades B and
D have been installed; and the quality of its footwear.
prices paid for components; overall footwear quality; how much is spent to inspect newly
produced pairs and avoid shipping defective shoes; and the size of the incentives paid to
production workers.
the percentage use of superior materials; a company's cumulative spending for
TOM/Six Sigma quality control programs; the use of best practices training; whether
plant upgrade option C has been installed; and expenditures for new styling/features
per model.
the number of performance features built into its branded models/styles; the durability of its
athletic shoes; how long it has been using TQM/Six Sigma quality control programs; and
plant reject rates .


12. The interest rate a company pays on loans outstanding depends on
its current ratio. free cash flow, and prior-year interest-coverage ratio.
its market share and how many consecutive years the company has been profitable.
its current ratio, the amount of cash on hand to make interest payments. and the average
annual amount of free cash flow for the past five years.
how many times it has borrowed money in the past five years and whether any amounts
borrowed have been repaid.
Its credit rating.

13. Which of the following best describes the materials the company uses to make its footwear?
Natural and man-made fibers durable rubber, waterproof fabrics, synthetic fiber shoelaces.
and high-strength threads
Waterproof fabrics, rubber, cotton shoelaces, and fiberglass thread
Synthetic fibers, waterproof polyesters, microfibers, rubber, and metal eyelets
Standard and superior materials
Normal-wear and long-wear materials


14. Which of the following currencies are involved in affecting the operations of your company's
athletic footwear business?
Japanese yen, Mexican pesos. Indian rupees, Canadian dollars, euros, and the Australian
dollar
Brazilian reels, Canadian dollars, Japanese yen, Chinese renminbi, and New Zealand dollars
U.S. dollars, Indian rupees. Swiss francs, Argentine pesos, and euros
U.S. dollars, Singapore dollars, euros, and Brazilian reals
Singapore dollars, South African rand, Chilean pesos, and Turkish lira


15. Which of the following is/are not among the factors that affect worker productivity?
Expenditures for best practices training
The size of incentive payments per non-defective pair
Increases in base pay
How favorably a company's compensation package compares with the industry-average
compensation package
S/Q ratings and the warranty claim rate on recently-sold footwear


16. At the end of Year 10. going into Year 11 , the company's production capability was
5 million pairs without the use of overtime and 6 million pairs with the use of overtime.
5 million pairs without the use of overtime and 6.25 million pairs with the use of overtime.
6 million pairs without the use of overtime and 7.2 million pairs with the use of
overtime.
6 million pairs without the use of overtime and 7.5 million pairs with the use of overtime.
3 million pairs without the use of overtime and 3.6 million pairs with the use of overtime .


Which one of the following does not affect the reject rates at a company's plants?
Spending for TOM/Six Sigma quality control efforts
The size of the incentive payment per non-defective pair produced
The installation of plant upgrade C
The number of models/styles comprising the company's product line
Spending for best practices training

17. Which one of the following is not a factor in determining a company's unit sales and market
share of branded footwear in a particular geographic region?
▪ S/Q ratings of the company's footwear
The number of models/styles in the company's product line
Expenditures for retailer support
Footwear features and footwear durability
The number of retailers stocking the company's footwear brand


18. Which of the following are factors in determining a company's credit rating?
Its debt-equity ratio, current ratio, free cash flow, and gross profit margin
Its default -risk ratio, debt -asset ratio, and interest coverage ratio
Its loans outstanding. dividend payout ratio. annual interest payments, and debt-equity ratio
Its times-interest-earned ratio, debt-equity ratio, and return on capital investment
A company's current ratio. how much it has in accounts receivable and accounts payable
and how many times it has cut its dividend


19. In Year footwear companies can expect to sell
an average of 5.2 million branded pairs and an average of 880,000 private-label pairs
an average of 4.84 million branded pairs and an average of 800,000 private-label pairs,
although sales at some companies may run higher or lower than the averages due to
differing levels of competitive effort.
an average of 5.5 million branded pairs and an average of 700,000 private-label pairs.
although some companies may sell more pairs than the average and other companies may
sell fewer than the average due to differing levels of competitive effort.
no less than 3.95 and no more than 4.95 million branded pairs and no less than 650,000 and
no more than 950,000 private-label pairs.
exactly 4.844 million branded pairs and 800,000 private-label pairs.


20. Which of the following is the most important factor in determining a company's unit sales and
market share of private-label footwear in a particular geographic region?
The company's bid price
The length of warranties provided to private-label buyers
The appeal of the celebrities signed to endorse the company's footwear
Performance/durability (P/D} ratings
The number of models/styles comprising the company's product line

 

 

 

 

 

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