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1. Which of the following most accurately describes your company's plant operations?
Standard materials are used to make private-label shoes and are sourced from outside
suppliers: superior materials are produced in-house and are used in branded footwear
production.
Branded footwear is produced round-the-clock (3 shifts per day) 5 days per week:
private-label footwear is made using only 1 shift per day (due to higher production-run set-up
times for private-label models/styles).
All private-label footwear is outsourced form contract manufacturers in Latin America and the
Asia-Pacific at prices of $12.50 per pair.
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 non-defective
pair produced.
TQM/Six Sigma quality control is used to reduce reject rates while best practices training is
used to increase S/Q ratings and the number of different models that can be produced each
week.

2. The reject rates at the company's footwear plants are a function of
the S/C rating, worker experience, incentive bonuses for teamwork and perfect attendance.
best practices training, spending for new features and styling, and the use of plant upgrade
option B.
the size of worker's annual base pay, year-end incentive bonuses, best practices training, the
plant's D/P (performance/durability) rating, and the number of models/styles comprising the
company's product line.
best practices training, overtime pay. spending for TQM/Six Sigma quality control, the number
of models/styles comprising the company's product line, and the use of plant upgrade option
C.
workers' total compensation package, the number of plants, and the installation of upgrade
option D.
the size of the incentive payment per non-defective pair produced, spending for best
practices training, spending for TQM/Six Sigma quality control, the number of
models/styles comprising the company's product line, and the installation of plant
upgrade option A.


3. in Year 11. footwear companies can expect to sell
no less than 3.25 and no more than 6.75 million branded pairs and no less than 400,000 and
no more than 1.2 million private-label pairs.
between 4,5 and 6.5 million branded pairs and 500.000 and 1,500,000 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.
exactly 4.844 million branded pairs and 800,000 private-label pairs.
an average of 5.8 million branded pairs and an average of 500,000 private-label pairs.
although sales at some companies may run higher or lower than the averages due to differing
levels of competitive effort.

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


5. 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?
The number of retailers stocking the company's footwear brand and delivery times to retailers
( 1, 2, 3, or 4 weeks)
The number of annual sales promotions
Expenditures for retailer support
The appeal of the celebrities signed to endorse the company's footwear
Internet and wholesale prices


6. Which of the following are the four geographic regions in which the company sells branded and
private-label athletic footwear?
Europe-Africa, Latin America, Asia-Pacific. and North America
Latin America, Europe, China, and North America
The United States, Argentina, Great Britain, and Japan
Germany, Brazil. China, and the United States
Japan/China, North America, the European Union, and the Middle East

7. Which the following are factors do determining a company's credit rating?
Its loans outstanding, dividend payout ratio, free cash flow, and debt-equity ratio
Its interest coverage ratio, debt-asset ratio, and default risk ratio
Its annual interest payments, current ratio, times-interest-earned ratio, debt-equity ratio, and
ROE
A company's current ratio, how much it has in accounts payable. the value of pairs in
inventory, and its annual interest payments
Its debt-equity ratio, current ratio, and free cash flow

8. Which of the following best describes the materials the company uses to make its footwear?
High-strength and regular-strength materials
Interior lining fabrics. waterproof microfibers, rubber, cotton shoelaces, and fiberglass thread
Normal-wear and long-wear materials
Standard and superior materials
Synthetic fibers, waterproof polyesters, microfibers, rubber, high-strength threads and metal
eyelets


9. Which of the following currencies are not involved in affecting the operations of your company's
business?
Singapore dollars
U.S. dollars
Brazilian reels
Euros
Swiss francs, South African rand, Chilean pesos, and Turkish lira


10. The interest rate a company pays on loans outstanding depends on
Its credit rating.
how much it has borrowed—the lower the amount of loans the company has taken out, the
lower the interest rate on any new loans.
its debt-equity ratio and interest coverage ratio in the prior year.
its current ratio, debt-equity ratio, gross profit margin, and operating profit margin
the amount of cash on hand to make interest payments.


11. The market for branded athletic footwear is projected to grow
10-14 percent annually worldwide during the Years 11-20.
10% annually in all four geographic markets during Years 11-15, and then increase gradually
to 20% annually in all markets by Year 20.
9.11% annually in Latin America and the Asia-Pacific during the Year 11-Year 15 period
and 7-9% annually in these regions during the Year 16-Year 20 period.
8-10% annually in all four geographic regions during the Year 11-Year 15 period and 6-8%
annually in all four regions during the Year 16-Year 20 period.
6-9% annually in Latin America and Europe-Africa during the Year 11-Year 15 period and
2-5% annually in these regions during the Year 16-Year 20 period.

12. At the end of Year 10, going into Year 11, the company's production capability was
6 million pairs without the use of overtime and 7.2 million pairs with the use of
overtime.
7 million pairs without the use of overtime and 8.4 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.
6 million pairs without the use of overtime and 7 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.


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


14. A footwear-maker's price competitiveness in selling brandec 00 ear to retailers in a particular
geographic region is determined by
how favorably the company's wholesale price compares to the lowest price being charged by
a rival company in that same geographic region.
whether its wholesale price is above or below the average wholesale price of all
companies competing in that geographic region.
how favorably the company's wholesale price compares with the price being charged by the
rival having the biggest market share in that same geographic region.
whether its wholesale price is at least 10% below the highest-priced footwear brand in the
region.
whether its wholesale price is within 10% of the lowest-priced footwear brand in the region.


15. 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?
Whether the company's private-label footwear has a higher S/Q rating than the footwear of
rival private-label manufacturers
The delivery times to chain retailers (1, 2, 3, or 4 weeks) and the amount of merchandising
support the company provides to them
The number of models/styles comprising the company's product line
The company's bid price
The appeal of the celebrities signed to endorse the company's footwear

16. The company currently has production facilities to make athletic footwear in
Asia-Pacific and North America.
Mexico, Argentina, and India.
Latin America and Asia-Pacific.
China, India, and Brazil .
North America and Europe-Africa.


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


18. The company's shipments of newly-produced branded and private-label footwear from its plants
to its regional distribution centers are subject to
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%.
2 million-pair import quotas on all shipments from foreign plants to Europe-Africa.
any applicable import tariffs and exchange rate adjustments.
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.


19. The factors that affect a company's SiC) rating include:
whether materials are produced in-house or outsourced; overall footwear quality; how much
is spent to inspect newly-produced pairs and avoid shipping defective shoes; the size of the
incentives paid to production workers.
the number of performance features built into branded models/styles annually; the durability
of its athletic shoes; how much best practices training the average production worker has
had; and plant reject rates.
whether plant upgrade C has been installed; a company's cumulative spending for
TQMISix Sigma quality control programs; and expenditures for new styling/features
per model.
how well compensated its work force is: whether shoes are produced with standard materials
or superior materials; the durability and quality of the footwear, and how many models/styles
are included in its product line.
the size of annual base pay increases: reject rates; expenditures for best practices training:
whether plant upgrade B has been installed.

20. Which of the followingis/are not among the factors that affect worker productivity?
Expenditures for best practices training
SIQ ratings and the warranty claim rate on recently -sold footwear
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

 

 

 

 

 

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