Making Buying Decisions 3rd Edition
This text is designed for use in a buying course with a heavy math emphasis. The book first presents merchandising concepts in a simple, understandable way and shows students how they can use computerized spreadsheets to perform related merchandising math operations. Activities then ask the student to apply what they've learned by solving merchandising problems using spreadsheets that are included on the enclosed CD-Rom. Students will learn how the computer can help minimize the time it takes to perform repetitive calculations. By constructing and using spreadsheets for each mathematical operation, they will develop a better understanding of the merchandising concepts they're studying. This manual is designed to accompany the text Retail Buying, also by Richard Clodfelter.New to this Edition -- New and revised mathematical assignments -- Blank assignment forms included on the CD-Rom -- Increased coordination with companion text Retail Buying: From Basics to FashionCD-ROM Features-- Microsoft Excel® spreadsheets containing formulas -- PC and Mac compatible -- Instructor's Guide includes teaching suggestions, goals, & lecture outlines
Clinical Decision Making in Fluency Disorders
CLINICAL DECISION MAKING IN FLUENCY DISORDERS presents therapeutic tools for the speech-language pathologist to assist patients who stutter. Recent empirical evidence is interwoven with real world examples of the diagnostic and therapeutic options that both the speaker and the clinician will consider. CLINICAL DECISION MAKING IN FLUENCY DISORDERS also reviews goals, techniques for assessment and counseling, and ongoing disorder management. An online companion website provides video commentary by the author, slides created in PowerPoint correlated to chapter, as well as video and audio examples of various fluency problems and therapeutic sessions. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Retail Buying 3rd Edition From Basics to Fashion
Facts101 is your complete guide to Retail Buying 3rd Edition , From Basics to Fashion. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Turning Points is a practical resource that covers self-assessment, career exploration, job search, and goal-setting. It has been revised to provide updated advice on uncovering job and internship leads, creating resumes and cover letters, and interviewing effectively. Networking skills are emphasized, and the value of college internships is highlighted. Effective goal-setting techniques are introduced. Educational decisions are presented as a crucial dimension of career development. To increase student awareness of why career opportunities are now in constant flux, examples of globalization and rapid technological innovation are interwoven throughout the text. There is a stronger focus on helping both traditional college-age and adult students present their skills effectively. The Instructor's Manual contains the text's major activities that can be posted on a course management system, chapter PowerPoints, assignments appropriate for ePortfolios, and a test bank.
Retail Buying 3rd Edition
With an emphasis on developing a strategy for buying, this comprehensive book gives students the skills they'll need to become successful buyers in all retail areas. Its simple and straightforward approach presents students with step-by-step instructions for typical buying tasks, such as identifying and understanding potential customers, creating a six-month merchandising plan, and developing sales forecasts. Ample activities give students the opportunity to apply these skills as they would in a professional environment This new edition offers expanded coverage of the use of technology for retail buying and working with foreign markets. The companion text, Making Buying Decisions: Using The Computer as a Tool furthers the connection between retail buying strategies and merchandise math.New to this Edition -- Updated and expanded chapter features: "Internet Connections," "Snapshots" and "Trendwatches" -- New, more contemporary illustrations -- Expanded and updated coverage of direct marketing and the growing use of database-driven marketing and technology -- New chapter on purchasing from foreign sources -- Revised discussion of the types of buying offices -- Updated facts for identifying changes in consumer markets -- Consolidated coverage of domestic markets and negotiating with vendors -- More emphasis on using the Internet as promotional tool -- Increased coordination with companion text Making Buying Decisions -- Instructor's Guide provides suggestions for planning the course and using the text
Ethical Leadership and Decision Making in Education
The fourth edition of the best-selling text, Ethical Leadership and Decision Making in Education, continues to address the increasing interest in ethics and assists educational leaders with the complex dilemmas in today’s challenging and diverse society. Through discussion and analysis of real-life moral dilemmas that educational leaders face in their schools and communities, authors Shapiro and Stefkovich demonstrate the application of the four ethical paradigms—the ethics of justice, care, critique, and profession. After an illustration of how the Multiple Ethical Paradigm approach may be applied to real dilemmas, the authors present a series of cases written by students and academics in the field representing the dilemmas faced by practicing educational leaders in urban, suburban, and rural settings in an era full of complications and contradictions. Following each case are questions that call for thoughtful, complex thinking and help readers come to grips with their own ethical codes and apply them to practical situations. New in the Fourth Edition: A new chapter on technology versus respect, focusing on ethical issues such as cyber-bullying and sexting. New cases on teachers with guns, the military and education, children of undocumented immigrants, homeless students, videos in bathrooms, incentive pay, first responders, private alternative high schools, verbal threats, and gaming etiquette. Updates throughout to reflect contemporary issues and recent scholarship in the field of ethical leadership. This edition adds teaching notes for the instructor that stress the importance of self-reflection, use of new technologies, and global appeal of ethical paradigms and dilemmas. Easily adaptable to a variety of uses, this book is a critical resource for a wide range of audiences, including both aspiring and practicing administrators, teacher leaders, and educational policy makers.
Realistic Cost Estimating for Manufacturing 3rd Edition
The most effective way to generate an estimate of a new product’s cost engineering change cost, or innovation cost is through a detailed cost investigation. Analysis of the available materials and processes leads to the most economical and financial decisions. Now in its third edition, Realistic Cost Estimating for Manufacturing has been used by students and practitioners since 1968 in this endeavor. Revised and expanded, the book recognizes the extremely important role estimating is playing in today’s highly competitive global economy. Realistic Cost Estimating for Manufacturing provides a survey of the myriad manufacturing processes and practices and combines this with in-depth explanations and examples of costing methods and tools. A comprehensive, standardized approach to their application is given. Among the manufacturing processes surveyed are: machining, casting, stamping, forging, welding, plastics technology, finishing, and rapid prototyping. To develop realistic baseline estimates, an engineering or costing professional must have an in-depth understanding of costing methods and techniques. As a fundamental reference, the book provides insight into the art, science, and functions of cost estimation in a wide range of activities: product design and manufacturing, engineering change control, proposal development, make or buy studies, identifying cost reduction opportunities, component costing, reverse engineering, benchmarking, and examining alternative processes, materials, machines, and tooling. As examples, it will aid the practitioner in efforts to justify the replacement or improvement of existing technology with new creative solutions; perform a feasibility study; develop a basis for cost-oriented decision support; improve supply chain evaluation and sourcing analysis; and minimize costs. The third edition has been greatly enhanced with new chapters and material dedicated to the roles of economics and finance, cost reduction, continuous improvement, plastic parts, electronics cost estimating, costing studies, advanced manufacturing processes, and quality costs. Further, the existing chapters have been significantly expanded to include new processes and operations and examples to enhance learning. Since nontraditional technology is widely applied in manufacturing, its costing aspects are also explored. Five Appendices provide additional information on productivity based on efficiency, cost reduction, matching part features to manufacturing processes, packaging cost, and inspection and measurement costs. As with its previous editions, instructors of cost estimating courses can rely on the book to provide a solid foundation for manufacturing engineering courses and programs of study. The book is also useful for on-the-job training courses for engineers, managers, estimators, designers, and practitioners. It can be applied in seminars and workshops specifically dedicated to product or component cost reduction, alternative cost analysis, engineering change cost control, or proposal development. As in the previous editions, there are multiple equations and calculation examples, as well as end-of-chapter questions to test student’s knowledge. An instructor’s guide is also available.
Principles of Marketing Engineering and Analytics 3rd Edition
We have designed this book primarily for the business school student or marketing manager, who, with minimal background and technical training, must understand and employ the basic tools and models associated with Marketing Engineering. The 21st century business environment demands more analysis and rigor in marketing decision making. Increasingly, marketing decision making resembles design engineering—putting together concepts, data, analyses, and simulations to learn about the marketplace and to design effective marketing plans. While many view traditional marketing as art and some view it as science, the new marketing increasingly looks like engineering (that is, combining art and science to solve specific problems). We offer an accessible overview of the most widely used marketing engineering concepts and tools and show how they drive the collection of the right data and information to perform the right analyses to make better marketing plans, better product designs, and better marketing decisions. ** The latest edition includes up-to-date examples and references as well as a new chapter on the digital online revolution in marketing and its implications for online advertising. In addition, the edition now incorporates some basic financial concepts (ROI, Breakeven Analysis, and Opportunity Cost) and other tools essential to the new domain of marketing analytics. **
TOGAF 9 Foundation Study Guide 3rd Edition
For trainers free additional material of this book is available. This can be found under the "Training Material" tab. Log in with your trainer account to access the material. This title is a Study Guide for TOGAF® 9 Foundation. It gives an overview of every learning objective for the TOGAF 9 Foundation Syllabus and in-depth coverage on preparing and taking the TOGAF 9 Part 1 Examination. It is specifically designed to help individuals prepare for certification. This Study Guide is excellent material for: • Individuals who require a basic understanding of TOGAF 9; • Professionals who are working in roles associated with an architecture project such as those responsible for planning, execution, development, delivery, and operation; • Architects who are looking for a first introduction to TOGAF 9; • Architects who want to achieve Level 2 certification in a stepwise manner and have not previously qualified as TOGAF 8 Certified. A prior knowledge of enterprise architecture is advantageous but not required. While reading this Study Guide, the reader should also refer to the TOGAF Version 9.1 documentation (manual), available as hard copy and eBook, from www.vanharen.net and online booksellers, and also available online at www.opengroup.org.
Management Accounting Principles Practice 3rd Edition
This book is meant for students of accounting, management and business studies. It not only describes the principles, procedures and techniques of management accounting, but also explains and analyses the core concepts that have driven the development of the subject for decades. The book is a perfect blend of conceptual and practical approaches to accounting. NEW IN THIS EDITION • Completely revised and updated • New chapters on strategic management accounting, product costing, and service costing • Coverage of total quality management (TQM), just-in-time (JIT), life cycle costing, and Kaizen costing • Worked out solutions to problems and latest professional examination questions