Question: Tadeski Foods makes frozen dinners that it sells through grocery

Tadeski Foods makes frozen dinners that it sells through grocery stores. Typical products include turkey, pot roast, fried chicken, and meatloaf. The managers at Tadeski have recently proposed a line of frozen chicken pies. They take the following actions to help decide whether to launch the line.
a. Tadeski performs a taste test at a local shopping mall to see if consumers like the taste of its proposed new chicken pie product.
b. Sales managers estimate they will sell more meat pies in their northern sales territory than in their southern sales territory.
c. Managers discuss the possibility of introducing a new chicken pie.
d. Managers compare actual costs of making chicken pies with their budgeted costs.
e. Costs for making chicken pies are budgeted.
f. The company decides to introduce a new chicken pie.
g. To help decide whether to introduce a new chicken pie, the purchasing manager calls a supplier to check the prices of chicken.

Classify each of the actions ( a– g) as a step in the five- step decision- making process ( identify the problem and uncertainties; obtain information; make predictions about the future; make decisions by choosing among alternatives; implement the decision, evaluate performance, and learn). The actions are not listed in the order they are performed.

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