Costo Case Analysis

This task will require you to analyze the Costco case according to the following guidelines.

1.     Is Costcos retail industry attractive? To answer the question, you must refer specifically to the Porters Five Forces model (300-500 words).

2.     Use the VRIN(O) model to analyze two distinctive competencies that Costco can leverage that its competitors cannot (300-500 words).

3.     You should use data from the case to provide some financial analysis of the firm and/or industry. The analysis may focus on profitability, liquidity, leverage, and activity

4.     Considering all the issues discussed in the case, and highlighted in your prior Porters Five Forces and VRIN analysis present a SWOT analysis and present your two top recommendations for Costcos future investment priorities (i.e., what two things do you think they should do next and why) (500-800 words).

Overall, this analysis should be around 1600-2000 words. You may use dot points

Referral List – Auburn University Montgomery

Assignment Directions:
  • Create a referral list of  services at the college or university where you completed your practicum.

  • The list should include a minimum of 20 services both on campus AND within the local area (e.g., local after-hours medical care, etc.) that can assist your department in meeting the needs of college students.
  • The list should include the 1) department/office name, 2) full contact information (i.e., phone, e-mail, website,  physical address, etc.), and 3) a brief description (1-3 sentences) of services for at least 20 resources.

  • Please use Times New Roman, 12 point font.

  • The list should be well-organized  and easy for students to locate information.

sea water treatment efficiency

Your proposal should be a PDF document, giving the title of the project and a 300-500 word
description of what you plan to do.
Your project proposal should include the following information:
Motivation: What problem are you tackling? Is this an application or a theoretical result?
Method: What techniques/algorithms are you planning to apply or improve upon?
Intended experiments: What experiment are you planning to run? How do you plan to evaluate
your model?
Presenting pointers to one relevant dataset and one example of prior research on the topic are
a valuable (optional) addition


We discussed the Internet of things (IoT) which in a nutshell describes the network of
physical objectshardware/softwarethat are embedded with sensors, software, and other
technologies for the purpose of connecting and exchanging data (i.e. information) with other
devices and network systems. These devices range from ordinary household objects to
sophisticated industrial tools.
Please provide me an example of one these objects and/or industrial tools and explain how
that one item either uses either sensor technology, software or some kind of unique technology.
Please be specific and sure you tie in the following elements of IoT:

        • Senor technology does it use it and how?
        • Computing platform how do customers or and business access the platform?
        • Does it include smart technology or artificial intelligence (AI), if so, how exactly?

Please make sure that you are formatting citations within APA guidelines.  Your submission should be prepared at a minimum 3 pages Word document but not longer than 5 pages double-spaced. Times New Roman font, 12 pitch, double spaced.  Title page and the reference page are required, format your in-text citations and reference.

Photographers eye

This assignment is for humanity. I don’t have any specific topic but please follow all the instructions and let me know the topic you choose before you start work in that way I can take care of the pics. Thank you

E Commerce Benefits

For this discussion:

  • Choose a company that is small to medium sized, is not publicly traded, and does not have an e-commerce presence.
  • Explain the company’s products and/or the services they provide.
  • Suggest two beneficial processes (or changes) to the company’s operations that will motivate them to integrate e-commerce. Make sure the benefits you selected maps to the benefits mentioned in the readings and outline and in the accounting context.

sales plan for Bath & Body Works



**Create a sales plan for Bath & Body Works.**


You can have more than 4 sources but 3 of them have to be ones listed below.

In your sales plan:

  • Define and analyze a set of sales goals for the business, and justify why those goals were chosen.
    • Be sure the goals are measurable.
  • Analyze viable sales strategies and at least two tactics that are suited to the target market, and explain why they are suitable and were selected.
  • Create methods or actions to motivate and manage your sales team, including why the methods or actions can be successful.
  • Create a well-supported evaluation plan with plausible and thoughtful rationales.
  • Analyze an integrated marketing plan, including how it will impact the sales plan and business.
  • Cite any sources you use.

Additional Requirements

Your assignment should also meet the following requirements:

  • Written communication: Communication should be clear and well organized, and support a central idea, with no technical writing errors, as expected of a business professional.
  • References: References and citations are formatted in consistent style, with a preference for using APA style and formatting. Refer to the Evidence and APA section of the Writing Center for guidance.
  • Number of resources: Use a minimum of three scholarly resources related to the content of the assignment.
  • Length of paper: 56 typed, double-spaced pages, in addition to the title and references pages.
  • Font and font size: Times New Roman, 12 point.
REFERENCES: (Use 3 sources from below and you can add any other sources that arent the ones listed below)
  • Plaksij, Z. (2021, March 18). Sales process: A roadmap to better sales performance in 2021. SuperOffice.
  • MacDonald, S. (2021, March 18). 21 powerful sales techniques (backed by scientific research). SuperOffice.
  • Patel, S. (2017). 6 ways to motivate your sales team. Inc.
    • Salesforce. (n.d.). Sales 2020: A look at the future of sales organizations Video | Transcript.
    • Morrow, J. (2011, October 31). How to sell without selling your soul: 8 sales techniques for the righteous. Copyblogger.

Fact Value Dichotmy

  • What is the “fact-value dichotomy” that emerged in the Enlightenment and lies at the foundation of modern Western culture? What are its premises, and what impact did it have on Christianity? Finally, does this dichotomy provide insight on how your own future career might be viewed by the broader Western culture?
  • Your paper should be two pages and use proper APA formatting, including cover page, in-text citations, and reference list (abstract not required). See Student Resources for APA helps.

Research & Technical Approach


Post a summarized write up of theirResearch and Technical Approach towards their Capstone Project. Assignmentshould reflect a minimum of 200 words for each question posed.

The summary should include the following: 

  • How you intend to conduct your research? Explain
  • What you intend on researching? Be specific
  • What you envision the technical components of your capstone project proposal will consist of?

Project Proposal Attached below