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1. Which of the following are the 5 measures on which a company's performance is
judged/scored?
Revenues, global market share, net profits, ROE. and credit rating
Revenues, net profit, stock price, credit rating, and global market share
S/Q rating, revenues, EPS, ROE, and year-end cash balance
Earnings per share, ROE, stock price, credit rating, and image rating
Quality rating, stock price, dividends, credit rating, and net profit margin

 

2. The market for private-label athletic footwear is projected to grow
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.
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.
12% annually in all four geographic markets during Years 11-15, and then slow gradually to
8% annually in all markets by Year 20.

 

3. Which the following are factors in determining a company's credit rating?
A company's stock price, earnings per share, ROE, and current ratio
The percentage of loans that not have been repaid, its debt-equity ratio, operating profit
margin, and inventories on hand
The company's year-end cash balance. current ratio, and net profit margin
Its debt -asset ratio, default risk ratio, and interest coverage ratio
The amount of loans outstanding, its accounts payable, current ratio, and net profit margin

 

4. 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.
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.
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.


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

 

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

 

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


8. Which of he following most accurately describes your company's plant operations?
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 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.
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.
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.

 

9. 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?
Performance/durability (P/D) ratings
The company's bid price
The appeal of the celebrities signed to endorse the company's footwear
The number of models/styles comprising the company's product line
The length of warranties provided to private-label buyers

 

10. 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
Annual base salary. teamwork bonuses, fringe benefits, and stock options
Base wages, incentive payments per non defective pair produced, and overtime pay
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

 

11. The market for branded athletic footwear is projected to grow
5-7% annually in all four geographic regions during the Year 11-Year 15 period and 2-4%
annually in all four regions during the Year 16-Year 20 period.
7-9% annually worldwide during the Year 11-Year 20 period.
3-6% annually worldwide during the Year 11-Year 20 period.
8% annually in all four geographic markets during Years 11-15, and then slow gradually to
6% 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 5-7% annually in North America and Europe-Africa during the Year 11-Year 15
period.


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

 

13.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 models/styles in the company's product line
Internet and wholesale selling prices
The length of warranties
The appeal of the celebrities signed to endorse the company's footwear
Expenditures on advertising

 

14. A footwear-maker's price competitiveness in selling branded footwear to retailers in a particular
geographic region is determined by
how favorably the company's wholesale price compares to the prices of companies having
the same S/Q rating and number of models.
whether a company's wholesale price is at least 10% below the company that spends the
most on advertising in the region.
whether its price per model sold is at least 25% below its Internet price.
how favorably/unfavorably its wholesale price compares to the average wholesale
price of all companies competing in that geographic region.
how favorably the company's wholesale price compares with the highest price being charged
by the rival having the highest S/Q rating in that same geographic region.

 

15. 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 6.25 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.
3 million pairs without the use of overtime and 3.6 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.
5 million pairs without the use of overtime and 6 million pairs with the use of overtime.

16. The interest rate a company pays on loans outstanding depends on
its balance sheet strength as measured by its current ratio. debt-equity rat o. and accounts
payable ratio.
its market share, gross profit margin, and default risk ratio,
The amount of loans already outstanding—the lower the total dollar amount of loans the
company has outstanding, the lower the interest rate on any new loans.
its credit rating.
how many consecutive years the company has been profitable, its interest coverage ratio.
and the number of loans it has paid off in the past five years.


17. The company's shipments of newly-produced branded and private-label footwear from its plants
to its regional distribution centers are subject to
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,
2 million-pair import quotas on all shipments from foreign plants to Europe-Africa.
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.

 

18. In Year 1 footwear companies can expect to sell
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.
between 7 and 8 million branded pairs and 250,000 and 500,000 private-label pairs.
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 5.244 million branded pairs and 600,000 private-label pairs.

 

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


20. Which of the following is/are not among the factors that affect worker productivity?
Increases in base pay
The size of incentive payments per non-defective pair
Expenditures for best practices training
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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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