Please look at the two attached articles then answer the two questions.

1) Refer to the simple linear regression results presented in Figure 1 in the article “Time-Based Competition in the Furniture Industry”. ROS and ROS Growth are two very important business performance measures in the furniture industry. If you wanted to improve a furniture company’s performance on these measures, which time-based performance item(s) would you seek to improve and why?

2) Refer to the simple correlations of quality action programs usage with eight dimensions of quality performance and six measures of firm performance in Table 3 in the article “Quality-Related action program: Their impact on quality performance and firm performance.” If an automotive supply company only had resources to invest in one quality action program, which one would it be and why?

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