A corporation schedules and holds a teleconference call between their international offices scattered around the world.
An annual general meeting is scheduled and conducted to discuss a company’s past-year performance and to project the new-year’s performance. During the meeting, some ballots are cast and votes counted, and some SWOT analysis occurs — strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.
A power plant has an urgent pump vibration problem. Shutting down the plant mid-week to fix the pump will cost millions of dollars in lost profit every day. But the pump is also very expensive and continuing to operate it until it destroys itself worse be an even worse proposition. The plant desires to run the pump as long as possible to try to make it to the weekend, which would be an optimum time to shut down and repair the pump with a much lower loss in profits. Expert advice is needed.