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


2. Which the following are act s in determining a company's credit rating?
A company's current ratio, the value of pairs in inventory, and its annual interest payments
Its debt-equity ratio. annual free cash flow, current ratio, and gross profit margin
Its debt-asset ratio, default risk ratio, and interest coverage ratio
Its loans outstanding. dividend payout ratio. accounts payable, and annual interest payments
Its times-interest-earned ratio, debt-equity ratio, and annual free cash flow


3. In Year 11, footwear companies can expect to sell
no less than 3.8 and no more than 5.3 million branded pairs and no less than 750,000 and no
more than 1.1 million private-label pairs.
exactly 4.844 million branded pairs and 800,000 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.
between 7 and 8 million branded pairs and 250,000 and 500,000 private-label pairs
exactly 5.244 million branded pairs and 600,000 private-label pairs.


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


5. Which of the following is not an accurate description of your company's plant operations?
Standard and superior materials are sourced from outside suppliers at prices that vary
according to global demand-supply conditions.
Best practices training and TQMISix Sigma are used to enhance the S/Q ratings of the
footwear that is produced and to also reduce reject rates.
All private-label footwear is outsourced from contract manufacturers in Latin America
and the Asia-Pacific at prices equal to $8 per pair.
The company compensates production workers on the basis of both base pay and incentive
payments per non-defective pair produced.
Plants can produce 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, 350, or 500 branded models/styles.


6. Which of the following are components of the compensation package for production workers at
your company's plants?
Annual base pay, 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
Base wages, incentive payments per non defective pair produced, and overtime pay
Hourly wages, fringe benefits, and overtime pay
Annual base salary, teamwork bonuses, fringe benefits, and stock options


7. The factors that affect worker productivity include
plant reject rates, the percentage use of overtime, the number of models/styles being
produced, the percentage use of standard materials. and the S/Q ratings on the footwear
being produced.
the size of a plant's work force, whether workers are making branded or private-label shoes.
whether a plant has been upgraded and modernized within the past five years, and the
complexity of the new features and styling that has been designed into the models/styles of
footwear being produced
the number of stock options granted to production workers, the warranty claim rate on
recently-sold footwear, the hourly rate of overtime pay that workers get, and the percentage
of pairs outsourced.
Whether plant upgrade option D has been installed, the size of incentive payments per
non-defective pair, base pay increases, how favorably a company's compensation
package compares with the industry-average compensation package, and
expenditures for best practices training.
whether plant upgrade option A has been installed, base pay increases, reject rates .
much the company spends for TOM/Six Sigma training to enhance worker skills, and the S/Q
ratings on the footwear being produced,

8. The reject rates at the company's footwear plants are a function of
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.
best practices training, overtime pay, spending for TOM/Six Sigma quality control, the number
of models/styles comprising the company's product line, and the use of plant upgrade option
C.
the S/Q 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.
worker annual base pay and overtime pay, year-end incentive bonuses, best practices
training, the plant's DIP (durability/performance) rating, and the number of models/styles
comprising the company's product line.
total compensation of workers, the number of plants, and the use of upgrade option D.


9. At the end of Year 10, the company's production capability was
6 million pairs without the use of overtime and 7.8 million pairs with the use of overtime
6 million pairs without the use of overtime and 6.6 million pairs with the use of overtime.
4 million pairs without the use of overtime and 4.8 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.
5 million pairs without the use of overtime and 6 million pairs with the use of overtime.


10. The market for branded athletic footwear is projected to grow
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.
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.
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.
8% annually in all four geographic markets during Years 11-15 and then increase to 12%
annually in all markets by Year 20.


11. The market for private-label athletic footwear is projected to crow
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.
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% 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.

12. The company's shipments of newly-produced branded and private-label footwear from its plants
to its regional distribution centers are subject to
any applicable import tariffs and exchange rate adjustments.
tariffs of $8 per pair and shipping fees of $1 per pair.
shipping charges of $2 per pair on all pairs shipped regardless of destination and exchange
rate shifts of as high as 15%.
shipping charges of $2 per pair on all pairs shipped to distribution centers in the same region
as the production plant and $4 on all pairs shipped from one region to another.
3-million pair import quotas on shipments from foreign plants to Latin America, Europe-Africa,
and Asia-Pacific and exchange rate shifts of as high as 20%.


13. 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 net wholesale price after all rebates is above or below the net wholesale price of
all companies after all rebates are factored in.
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.
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.
whether its wholesale price is above or below the average price of all companies
competing in that geographic region.


14. 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?
Internet and wholesale prices
The number of annual sales promotions
The number of retailers stocking the company's footwear brand and delivery times to retailers
( 1, 2, 3, or 4 weeks)
The appeal of the celebrities signed to endorse the company's footwear
Expenditures for retailer support


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

16. 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
U.S. dollars, Singapore dollars, euros, and Brazilian reals
Singapore dollars, South African rand, Chilean pesos. and Turkish lira
U.S. dollars, Indian rupees, Swiss francs. Argentine pesos. and euros
Brazilian reals, Canadian dollars. Japanese yen, Chinese renminbi. and New Zealand dollars


17. The factors that affect a company's S/Q rating include:
the prices paid for standard and superior materials; overall footwear quality; how many hours
of best practices training that workers have been through; and percentage increases in
annual base pay.
the number of performance features built into its branded models/styles; how long it has been
using TQM/Six Sigma quality control programs; whether the company has invested in plant
upgrade Option F: and plant reject rates.
the percentage use of superior materials; a company's cumulative spending for
TQM/Six Sigma quality control programs; the use of best practices training; and
expenditures for new styling/features per model.
how big the incentive payment per non-defective pair is; whether shoes are produced with
100% standard materials or 100% superior materials. the durability and 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; expenditures for
best practices training; the age of plants and whether plant upgrades D and E have been
installed; and the durability of its footwear.


18. Which of the following is the most important factor in determining a company's unit sates and
market share of private-label footwear in a particular geographic region?
The number of new performance features added to the company's private-label footwear line
each year
The amount of merchandising support provided to private-label retailers
The company's bid price
The appeal of the celebrities signed to endorse the company's footwear
Whether the company's private-label footwear has a higher S/Q rating than the footwear of
rival private-label manufacturers

19. Which of the following best describes the materials the company uses to make its footwear?
Standard and superior materials
Normal-wear and long-wear materials
Natural and man-made materials
Synthetic fibers, waterproof polyesters, microfibers, rubber, and metal eyelets
Durable and non-durable materials

20. The interest rate a company pays on loans outstanding depends on
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 credit rating.
its current ratio. debt-equity ratio, gross profit margin, and operating profit margin.
the amount of cash on hand to make interest payments.

 

 

 

 

 

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