****Assignment consist of doing Capsim, writing a 1-2 page paragraph template will e attached, then writing a 3 page paper******For this assignment you will need to login to Capsim and come please the first round of decisions for Capstone**** 

For this week, as you begin to examine your company’s internal environment (employees, finances, etc.) and the competition in order to make your decisions, you will also learn how to examine the environment and create strategic plans through the course readings and in your written assignment.

Once you have completed Round 1, complete the Financial Measures Template: CR1.   Select a different financial measure from prior week(s), and then write one to two paragraphs describing how that financial measure is created (e.g., ROS=Profit/Sales) and cite your source, its value to the firm, and how your performance compares with the competition and over time. 

Length: 1-2 paragraphs: See directions in Financial Measures Template

Then on a separate paper complete this assignment bellow: 

In your MBA program, you learned about how operations relate to business strategy and you learned how to manage business operations based on a global supply chain with diverse and geographically-dispersed suppliers and customers. This week, you will focus on analyzing your company’s performance and developing strategies for your products in the different market segments in CAPSIM.

  • Use this week’s course readings and supplemental readings to define SWOT and Porter’s 5 Forces.
  • Analyze your company in the simulation (use the financial measures, and all other analysis tools available, such as the Balanced Scorecard) to identify three items in each of the four SWOT categories.  Then, review your company in CAPSIM relative to the other five companies in the simulation to determine if you can identify each of Porter’s 5-Forces.
  • Choose one of Porter’s generic strategies for at least one of your company’s products in the simulation, although you will find it useful to set a strategy for your products in each of the segments. 

Length:  3-5 pages not, including title page and references