Compose a study that explains supply chain management and stock repurchases.

Compose a study that explains supply chain management and stock repurchases.
In the short article “Royal Dutch Shell Finally Delivers Big Stock Buyback, but Shares Break Support” by Aparna Narayanan (see below), stock repurchases may produce favorable effects on key financial ratios.

Narayanan, A. (2018, July 26). Royal Dutch Shell finally delivers big stock buyback, but shares break support. Investors Business Daily.

After reading the article, write an essay that addresses the prompts below.

Include an introduction that summarizes the article.
Analyze the importance of stable dividend policies.
Determine reasons behind stock repurchases.
Analyze how individual financial metrics are specifically affected by stock repurchase plans and returns.

Part 2: Supply Chain Management
Select a company of your choice and calculate the most current days of working capital (DWC) that are available. Review page 656 in the textbook, and watch the short video segment “Working Capital,” which is one of the required unit resources in this unit. In addition to your calculations, include the information below in your essay.

How does this company’s ratio compare to those of its competitors?
Why is comparing this ratio to the industry average important?
Explain how a well-managed supply chain can come into play here.

You may use the company’s webpage, or keep in mind that the CSU Online Library has several databases to choose from that are good starting points for your research:

Mergent Online, Business Insights: Global,
Business Source Ultimate, and
ABI/INFORM Collection.

Your essay should be at least four pages in length. Use APA format to cite and reference all quoted and paraphrased material, including your textbook. Use a minimum of four sources, one of which may be the textbook. Include a title page, introduction, body, conclusion, and references page. An abstract is not required.

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