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9.Review the models described in the situations described in the opening vignette, the End of Chapter Application Case, and the Application Cases for this chapter. Compare and contrast what they are and how they are used. Explain how this illustrates the difficulty in model management as compared with that of.
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4.What are some of the measures of effectiveness in a toy manufacturing plant, a restaurant, an educational institution, and the U.S. Congress? 5.Even though implementation of a decision involves change, and change management is very difficult, explain how change management has not changed very much in thousands of years. Use specific.
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1. Describe the benefits of the developed inventory decision systems in use at P&G. 2. What other inputs might be relevant in building inventory decision models? 3. Would it be better for this DSS to be available as a Web-based DSS? 4. What lessons can you learn from studying this case? .
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8.Your company is considering opening a branch in China. List typical activities in each phase of the decision (intelligence, design, choice, implementation) whether to open or not open. 9.You are about to sell your car. What principles of choice are you most likely to use in deciding whether to offer or.
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13.Some experts believe that the major contribution of DSS is to the implementation of a decision. Why is this so? 14.Most managers are capable of using the telephone without understanding or even considering the electrical and magnetic theories involved. Why is it necessary for managers to understand MSS tools to use.
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2. Given what has already taken place, reapply the intelligence phase principles to determine the current state of the problem. 3.What can you recommend about the crisis now? Apply design and choice phase principles to guide you. 4.What issues will you have to keep in mind as you move your proposed solutions.
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14.Why do managers use intermediaries? Will they continue to use them in the future? Why or why not? Would you? Why or why not? 15.Why are DSS typically developed on an organization’s existing hardware and software? 16.Why are DSS typically developed and deployed with Web-based technology? Discuss the potential benefits that a.
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1.Why are DSS hardware and software choices often based on a firm’s existing systems? 2.List potential PCs and mobile devices that decision makers could use to connect to a DSS. 3.List the potential hardware options for DSS implementation. 4.List the reasons why the Web is utilized for DSS development and deployment. .
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1.Why is intuition still an important aspect of decision making? 2.Define efficiency, define effectiveness, and compare and contrast the two. 3.Why is it important to focus on the effectiveness of a decision, not necessarily the efficiency of making a decision? .
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10.You are about to buy a car. Using Simon’s four-phase model, describe your activities at each step. 11.The use of scenarios is popular in computerized decision making. Why? For what types of decisions is this technique most appropriate? 12.Explain, through an example, the support given to decision makers by computers in each.
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