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I’m studying and need help with a Sociology question to help me learn.

1. case study

United States v. AT&T, T-Mobile, and Deutsche Telekom is a lawsuit brought by the US Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice which seeks to block the merger of AT&T and T-Mobile USA. If this merger happens, AT&T will acquire a customer base of approximately 132 million users, making it the largest wireless carrier in the


United States

. Consumer groups argue that the merger would raise prices and stifle innovation by consolidating so much of the wireless industry in one firm. But according to AT&T, the merger would in fact increase network quality and lead to larger savings for the company which would translate into better bargains for the consumers.

  • Defend AT&T’s position as its CEO.
  • Defend this merger as T-Mobile’s or Deutsch Telekom’s CEO (both firms were co-defendants in this case).
  • Provide an expert testimonial as Verizon’s or Sprint Nextel’s CEO.
  • Challenge AT&T’s position as an antitrust lawyer working for the government.
  • As a party not directly involved in the case (such as a manager at another firm not in this industry or a student), what do you think is right about antitrust policy? What is wrong about antitrust policy? Why? (450 words)
  • 2.What is purpose of the ABC classification system? (200 words)
  • 3. Describe the four types of inventory (200 words)
  • 4. Explain meaning of aggregate planning (200 words)
  • 5. Why are S&OP teams typically cross-functional? 150 (words)
  • 6. Define chase strategy (200 words)

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