ECO/561 Home Depot Final Business Proposal
Learning Team Assignment: International Paper
• Resources: The data compiled from the University of Phoenix Material – Big Drive Auto in Week Four (or the material from your own organization in which you faculty member has approved)
• Write a paper addressing the following issues in the context of the scenario:
o Identify and justify the macroeconomic measures of output and prices which you have selected for Big Drive Auto’s planning.
o What are the relationships between the organization’s data and the macroeconomic measures you have selected?
o Explain how specific planning and operating decisions at the organization can be improved using the macroeconomic data.
o How would you get reliable forecasts of these macroeconomic variables?
o In your planning, how would you deal with the uncertainty in macroeconomic forecasts?
o How do business cycles affect the performances of Big Drive Auto (or the organization of your choice)? What could the organization do to mitigate any undesirable effects of business cycles?
o Identify to what extent tariffs or quotas would affect international trade in your product
o How would you pay for imports, receive payment for exports, and manage exchange rate risk?