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2. What would the initial steps be to start planning for these changes?

1. What are some considerations the company and HR should be aware of when making changes related to this case study?


Alfred, the owner and manager of a company with ten employees, has hired you to take over the HRM function so she can focus on other areas of her business.


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Module: Sourcing Essentials

Demonstrate the knowledge and understanding you have gained within the programme, together with your ability to research, analyse and problem solve a range of different procurement and supply related situations and challenges

Identify four sourcing approaches, and for each one, identify and explain how you apply them to a category of spend within your organisation.

MF4BE plans to develop the site to provide a mix of housing (including family housing, flats and sheltered accommodation), together with commercial uses in future and provide some open spaces.

MF4BE has purchased 3.75 hectares of the EoHS land from private landowners for £3.85 million per hectare to enable it to carry out this development.

You are required to propose two (2) housing schemes on the site for MF4BE to pick from. Decide on the total number of residential dwellings proposed for this site and the housing mix and types (e.g., 1 bedroom, 2 bedrooms etc).

Market information can be gleaned from a variety of databases e.g., "Rightmove" that will provide reasonable comparables. Cost information can be obtained from sources such as the Building Cost Information Service (BCIS) or Spon’s.

b. With the use of the information from (a) above, advise MF4BE on the viability of the two proposed schemes by carrying out capital budgeting using the Return of Capital Employed (ROCE), Payback Period (PP), Net Present Value (NPV)