Type: Discussion Board
Unit: Understanding Business Drivers and Improving Business Forecasts
Due Date: Fri, 4/27/18
Deliverable Length: 600–800 words
Primary Discussion Response is due by Friday 4/27/2018 (11:59:59pm Central), Peer Responses are due by Tuesday May 1, 2018 (11:59:59pm Central).
Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 600–800 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas.
Big D Incorporated is nearing completion of its portfolio of recommendations for the outdoor sporting goods company. Clearly state your variables that you would utilize in your particular path that you recommend. Utilizing a Regression Model, forecast monthly sales on either the expansion into the new market or if the recommendation is to retrench and not expand. Ensure that you provide adequate justification for your recommendations. The Board of Directors requires your input based upon your previous exercises from Units 1, 2, and 3.
Responses to Other Students: Respond to at least 2 of your fellow classmates with a reply of 100–200 words about their Primary Task Response regarding items you found to be compelling and enlightening. To help you with your discussion, please consider the following questions:
- What did you learn from your classmate’s posting?
- What additional questions do you have after reading the posting?
- What clarification do you need regarding the posting?
- What differences or similarities do you see between your posting and other classmates’ postings?