Write a paper that addresses the following scenario:

Cheapest Car Rental rents cars at the Chicago 0′ Hare airport. The car rental market
consists of two segments: the short-term segment, which rents for an average of 0-5
week, and the medium-term segment, which rents for an average of 2 weeks.
Cheapest Car Rental currently rents an average of 200 cars a week to the short-term
segment and 100 cars a week to the medium-term segment-

Approximately 20 percent of the cars returned (evenly distributed across both
segments) are found to be defective and in need of repairs before they can be made
available to rent again. The remaining cars not needing repairs are cleaned, filled with
gas, and then made available to rent. On average, there are 100 cars waiting to be
cleaned- The average cost of this operation is $5 per car. Cars needing repairs spend
an average of 2 weeks in the repair shop and incur an average cost of $150 per car-
Assume that cars are rented as soon as they are available for rent, which is as soon as
they have been cleaned or repaired. Short-term renters pay $200 per week, while
medium-term renters pay $120 per week

1) Introduction.

2) Identify throughput, inventory, and flow time at each stage- What profit does
Cheapest earn per wesk with the current system?

3) Cheapest Car Rental is comparing two possible improvements: a) Decrease time in
repairs from 2 weeks to 1 week b) Decrease cost per repair from $150 per car to $120
per car while keeping repair flow time at 2 weeks.

Assume that the effort that is required in each case is the same.

4) Describe the change that you think will be most effective explains the reason for
your answer.

5) Compare and contrast Cheapest Car Rental and a competitor.

6) Discuss the importance of average inventory, average flow time, and average
throughput in relation to aggregate flow performance in the car rental industry.

7) Conclusion.





Sample Solution

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Dante Alighieri played a critical role in the literature world through his poem Divine Comedy that was written in the 14th century. The poem contains Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso. The Inferno is a description of the nine circles of torment that are found on the earth. It depicts the realms of the people that have gone against the spiritual values and who, instead, have chosen bestial appetite, violence, or fraud and malice. The nine circles of hell are limbo, lust, gluttony, greed and wrath. Others are heresy, violence, fraud, and treachery. The purpose of this paper is to examine the Dante’s Inferno in the perspective of its portrayal of God’s image and the justification of hell. 

In this epic poem, God is portrayed as a super being guilty of multiple weaknesses including being egotistic, unjust, and hypocritical. Dante, in this poem, depicts God as being more human than divine by challenging God’s omnipotence. Additionally, the manner in which Dante describes Hell is in full contradiction to the morals of God as written in the Bible. When god arranges Hell to flatter Himself, He commits egotism, a sin that is common among human beings (Cheney, 2016). The weakness is depicted in Limbo and on the Gate of Hell where, for instance, God sends those who do not worship Him to Hell. This implies that failure to worship Him is a sin.

God is also depicted as lacking justice in His actions thus removing the godly image. The injustice is portrayed by the manner in which the sodomites and opportunists are treated. The opportunists are subjected to banner chasing in their lives after death followed by being stung by insects and maggots. They are known to having done neither good nor bad during their lifetimes and, therefore, justice could have demanded that they be granted a neutral punishment having lived a neutral life. The sodomites are also punished unfairly by God when Brunetto Lattini is condemned to hell despite being a good leader (Babor, T. F., McGovern, T., & Robaina, K. (2017). While he commited sodomy, God chooses to ignore all the other good deeds that Brunetto did.

Finally, God is also portrayed as being hypocritical in His actions, a sin that further diminishes His godliness and makes Him more human. A case in point is when God condemns the sin of egotism and goes ahead to commit it repeatedly. Proverbs 29:23 states that “arrogance will bring your downfall, but if you are humble, you will be respected.” When Slattery condemns Dante’s human state as being weak, doubtful, and limited, he is proving God’s hypocrisy because He is also human (Verdicchio, 2015). The actions of God in Hell as portrayed by Dante are inconsistent with the Biblical literature. Both Dante and God are prone to making mistakes, something common among human beings thus making God more human.

To wrap it up, Dante portrays God is more human since He commits the same sins that humans commit: egotism, hypocrisy, and injustice. Hell is justified as being a destination for victims of the mistakes committed by God. The Hell is presented as being a totally different place as compared to what is written about it in the Bible. As a result, reading through the text gives an image of God who is prone to the very mistakes common to humans thus ripping Him off His lofty status of divine and, instead, making Him a mere human. Whether or not Dante did it intentionally is subject to debate but one thing is clear in the poem: the misconstrued notion of God is revealed to future generations.



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Cheney, L. D. G. (2016). Illustrations for Dante’s Inferno: A Comparative Study of Sandro Botticelli, Giovanni Stradano, and Federico Zuccaro. Cultural and Religious Studies4(8), 487.

Verdicchio, M. (2015). Irony and Desire in Dante’s” Inferno” 27. Italica, 285-297.