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  • Whirlpool's Business Environment

    of energy use is intensifying due to running home appliances, such as an air cooling system, fridge, washer, and so on. According to U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average U.S. household consumed 11,320 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity in 2009, of which the largest portion (7,526 kWh) was for appliances, electronics, lighting, and miscellaneous uses (U.S. Energy Information Administration, 2013). Concentrated energy consumption eventually leads to greater air pollution with significant impact on the global environment as whole, since more than half of the electricity generated (67%) was generated from fossil fuel that can produce a variety of greenhouse gasses such as carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide (U.S. Energy Information Administration, 2015). Exhibit 4 indicates the dramatic increase of carbon dioxide. Therefore, more energy is consumed to fight climate changes, such as depletion of Ozone, global warming and acid rain. Exhibit 5 indicates the theatrical depletion of Ozone. c. War on Waste Massive urbanization also can cause large volumes of uncollected waste. According to United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), over 8 million of old or broken appliances are discarded in the U.S. every year due to the limited useful life (United States Environmental Protection Agency, 1993). Exhibit 6 shows a possible life span for each major appliance estimated by EPA. The environmental impact on home appliance waste has been well-studied. For example,…

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  • Value Management Case Study: Qingdao Haier

    Qingdao Haier is the main part of the Haier Group. The Haier Group, founded in 1984 and is currently headquartered in Qingdao, China (Marketline, 2015). Haier is the leading brand of white appliances globally and is the world’s fourth largest home appliance manufacturer. In China, it is the most valuable brand. Additionally, it is an international business with 5 R&D centers, 21 industrial parks, 66 trading companies, and customers across 100 countries and regions (Haier, 2016). As for Qingdao…

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  • Whirlpool Corporation Business Analysis

    . . in Every Home Around the World” (Whirlpool Corporation, 2014, para. 1). However, it doesn’t make up for the information lacking in their mission statement, and that is to “Create Demand and Earn Trust Every Day” (Whirlpool Corporation, 2014, para. 1). Although the terms of the mission statement are easily recognizable, there are several things missing. For one, a person would not have a clue as to the products manufactured, nor would they have any idea of the markets for which they serve,…

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  • Essay On Home Warranty

    really need a home warranty?" If you are smart, the answer is yes. Home warranties protect against a number of problems that always seem to arise at the wrong times. Plus, they can end up saving you a ton of money in the long run. Why Is Having A Home Warranty Such a Good Idea? A home warranty offers you protection when you need it most. Appliances break down. Pipes burst. Roofs leak. And these problems can appear at any time. When you have a home warranty, you have can have those problems…

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  • Samsung Mobile Situation Analysis

    Background / Situation Analysis Turning an old home smart is easier than ever with Samsung SmartThings in your home. You can monitor and control almost anything. The only limitation is your mind. The space for these type of devices to expanding at a huge rate. With the huge increase in cell phone and tablet users around the world, the market is already use to using a technology device every day. The key for SmartThings and other competitors in the space is ease of use and reliability. Samsung…

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  • Sears Mission Statement Analysis

    By consolidating properties and closing underperforming stores, more funds can be directed into remodeling their current locations and bringing in new merchandise contracts. Targeting the adult female homeowner might have been productive in times gone but with Sears leading brand names consisting of Diehard, Craftsmen and Kenmore, it’s time to make the advertising reach an extended target market. The “Come See the Softer Side of Sears” market was not successful proving that most consumers don’t…

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  • Personal Narrative: I Grow Up In A Traditional Nuclear Family

    They took me to school and made sure I was taken care of until my mother returned from work. “But most workplaces have remained inflexible in the face of family demands of their workers and at home…” (Hochschild 12). This was true for my mother who wasn’t…

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  • Smartphones Taking Over People's Lives Essay

    Are Smartphones taking over people’s lives? In todays age most everyone has some sort of smart phone at his or her fingertips on a daily basis. How did this revolution start and how has it influenced an entire generation of people? Many people believe these smartphones are no harm and should be used as much as possible due to the amount of information at your fingertips while others believe it should be limited as it causes people to have less of an attention span. Whichever side you are on we…

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  • Russia Case Study

    Barriers TrackIt has shown interest into expanding into the global market. Russia is a country that has caught the attention of the company. Russia is a promising country, but there are barriers that will have to be discussed first. First, the weather in Russia is known to be cold. The sticker has not been tested at the extreme colds of Russia. The sticker is made to be weather-proof, but this does not protect the electronics on inside from the temperature. Batteries, chips, and other circuitry…

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  • Should Screen Time For Young Children Be Limited Case Study

    understand it. Young children educate themselves using TV, smart phone, Computer and other electronic device. For instance, there are many television programs, like the History channel that bring a knowledge to young children. They use computer, smart phone or tablet to get access to the internet to do research for their assignments and homework. According to Margaret Riel, in some innovative projects, computers are more than tools for bringing efficiency to traditional approaches. Instead,…

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