The company currently has production facilities to make athletic footwear in
North America and Asia-Pacific.
Which of the following is the most important factor in determining a company’s unit sales and market share of private-lable footwear in a particular geographic region?
The company’s bid price.
In Year 11, 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 averages due to differing levels of competitive effort.
The factors that affect a company’s S/Q rating include:
The percentage use of superior materials; a company’s cumulative spending for TQM/Six Sigma quality control programs; the use of best practices training; an expenditures for new styling/features per model.
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.
The reject rates at the company’s footwear plants are 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 efforts, the number of models/style comprising the company’s product line, and installation of plant upgrade option A.
Which of the following are components of the compensation package for production workers at your company’s plants?
Base wages, incentive payments per non defective pair produced, and overtime pay.
The interest rate a company pays on loans outstanding depending on:
its credit rating.
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.
Which of the following are the four geographic regions in which the company sells branded and private-label athletic footwear?
North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, and Europe-Africa.
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.
The market for branded athletic footwear is projected to grow:
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.
Which of the following most accurately describes your company’s plant operations?
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 paid produced.
The factors that affect worker productivity include
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.
A footwear-maker’s price competitiveness in selling branded footwear to retailers in a particular geographic region in determined by:
Whether its wholesale price is above or below the average wholesale price of all companies competing in that geographic region.
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.
Which one of the following is NOT a factor in determining a company’s unit sale and market share of branded footwear in a particular geographic region
Performance/durability (P/D) ratings
Which of the following currencies are involved in affecting the operations of your company’s athletic footwear business?
Singapore dollars, euros, U.S dollars, and Brazilian reals
Which of the following best describes the materials the company uses to make its footwear?
Standard and superior materials
Which the following are factors in determining a company’s credit rating?
Its debt-asset ratio, default risk ratio, and interest coverage ratio.