Red Cross Management

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1. As a member of the Boeing's Planning Group, your task is to build a model (Influence Chart) to investigate the trade-offs involved in this decision. The Boeing Company faces a critical strategic choice in its competition with the Airbus Industries for the long-haul flight segment: should it design and build a super-747 model that can carry 550 passengers at speeds around 350 mph, or a plane that can fly at 95 percent of the speed of sound but carry only about 350 passengers? The Influence Chart has four variables: a decision "What do we do?" a chance variable "What's the outcome?" and our final valuation "How do we like it?". Each of these mapped on to the Boeing situation can help us better envision the Boeing situation and provide us with an intuitive way to identify the essential elements, including decisions, uncertainties, and objectives, and see how they influence each other. The decision is the rectangle, chance is the oval, objective is a hexagon, and function is a rounded rectangle 2. Evaluate the impacts of a policy under which the Red Cross would pay each of its donors a set fee and build a model (Influence Chart). The Red Cross provides about 40 percent of the replacement blood supply for the United States. The available donor base has been shrinking for years, and although increased advertising has kept Red Cross supplies adequate, the time is approaching when demand will outstrip supply. For many years, the Red Cross has refused to pay donors for
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