strayer bus315 week 1 to week 6 discussions [ all 12 discussions ]

| September 29, 2018

week 1″Three Major Concerns” Please respond to the following:Analyze at least two major concerns for the federal government concerning the pricing of goods and services. Determine which major concern you believe is the most important to address, and provide a rationale for your response.Distinguish between at least two of the major factors that are important when a company decides upon a price at which to sell its goods and services to the government. Provide a rationale for your response.”Fair Pricing” Please respond to the following:Categorize at least two factors that VectorCal uses to determine a fair and reasonable price for the navigation system it is marketing to the government. Suggest key reasons why these two factors are important in determining the fair and reasonable prices for VectorCal’s navigation systems. Support your response with one example of the importance of such factors.Using the two important factors that you identified in Part 1 of this discussion, suggest the manner in which the proposed price is fair and reasonable for the government to pay. Provide a rationale for your response.week 2Week 2 Discussion 1″Initial Bid” Please respond to the following:Suggest the most significant manner in which the cost of the solicitation process adds to the bottom-line in the initial bid for a government contract. Justify your response.Determine the steps in the sealed bidding process. Next, create an argument for or against the sealed bidding process as a method of lowering the government’s potential expense for a good or service. Justify your response with one example.week 2 diss 2″Fixed Price –vs- Cost-Reimbursement” Please respond to the following:Compare and contrast the fixed-price and cost-reimbursement for the VectorCal navigation system. Determine which type of costing mechanism best serves VectorCal’s needs. Provide a rationale for your response.From the e-Activity, compare and contrast the characteristics of the federal contact project that you researched with the contract used during the VectorCal scenario. Specify which characteristics you believe to be the most and least important for any project, and justify your rationale for each.week 3″Price Analysis” Please respond to the following:Examine at least two purposes that price analysis serves to a company like VectorCal and to its product line. Support your answer with two (2) examples of companies that used price analysis to better serve their organizations.Imagine you are a CEO of a large company. Provide two examples of the manner in which you would incorporate a price analysis in your company. Predict the important ways in which your use of price analysis would lead to financial success for the whole company.week 3 diss 2″Best Use of Price Analysis” Please respond to the following:Examine all of the methods for performing a price analysis that VectorCal can use when creating its own price analysis, and then specify two to three (2-3) price analysis methods that would best serve VectorCal’s needs. Explain your rationale.From the e-Activity, speculate on key areas where most companies fall short when conducting price analyses. Suggest two (2) methods that a company CEO should use in order to reduce price analysis inconsistencies. Support your suggestion with real-world examples.week 4 diss 1″Classifications of Costs” Please respond to the following:Diagram two to three (2-3) of the classifications for costs, and propose the value of each of these classifications in the production of the navigation system at VectorCal. Explain your decision for each classification chosen.From first the e-Activity, compare and contrast the manner in which VectorCal and the other businesses that you researched utilize cost principles. Specify which cost principles you believe to be the most and least important for any business, and justify your rationale for each.week 4 diss 2″Other Costs” Please respond to the following:Determine the differences between overhead costs and G & A costs in the production of VectorCal’s navigation systems overall. Analyze the role that each of these types of costs plays in the long-term production of VectorCal’s navigation systems. Justify your analysis.Predict VectorCal’s direct labor cost, direct material cost, overhead costs, and G&A costs related to production. Next, from the second e-Activity, provide two to three(2-3) examples of companies with the same cost structure that you predicted for VectorCal. Speculate on what the cost structure of the existing companies bodes for the future of VectorCal.week 5 diss 1″How to Forecast Costs” Please respond to the following:Infer the main reasons for the high number of government contracting invitations extended for the purpose of obtaining certified cost or pricing data. Speculate on why the invitation is the last item in the gathering of cost and pricing process. Justify your response.Provide two to three (2-3) examples of other strategies to use to obtain cost or pricing data in a more accurate fashion. Predict the manner in which these examples could be utilized to also save the government funds. Provide a rationale for your response.week 5 diss 2″Certified Costs” Please respond to the following:Imagine that a contracting office requests certified cost or pricing data related to your company, VectorCal. Speculate on what would happen to VectorCal in the long term if the cost or pricing data was defective or inaccurate. Provide a rationale for your response.Predict the manner in which VectorCal would absorb the certified cost or pricing data expense based on the information presented in Chapter 5. From the e-Activity, present two to three (2-3) examples of instances where companies have absorbed the certified cost or pricing data expenses similarly to your prediction of VectorCal. Speculate on what the manner in which the existing companies absorbed the certified cost or pricing data expenses bodes for the future of VectorCalweek 6 diss 1″Labor Costs” Please respond to the following:Identify at least two factors that VectorCal uses to determine its labor costs for the creation of the navigation system that it is marketing to the government. Specify key reasons why these two factors are important in determining the labor costs for VectorCal’s navigation systems. Support your response with one example of such importance.From the e-Activity, speculate on key areas where most companies fall short when determining their labor costs. Suggest two (2) methods that a company CEO should use in order to reduce price labor cost inconsistencies. Support your suggestion with two (2) real-world examples.week 6 diss 2″Work Breakdown Structure” Please respond to the following:Compare and contrast work breakdown schedule (WBS) and Phase Diagram in terms of appropriateness and effectiveness for the VectorCal navigation system. Determine which method best serves VectorCal’s needs. Provide a rationale for your response.Suggest two to three (2-3) other methods that VectorCal could use to obtain labor cost data in anaccurate fashion in addition to WBS and Phase Diagram. Predict the manner in which VectorCal could use these methods to decrease the amount of government funds needed.

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