Evaluation Of A Simulation At Sunpower Management Team

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Introduction The purpose of this session long project is to run a simulation over an 18 year period and analyze the possible outcomes during the simulation. We will have 4 decision points; Decision 1: For years 2008 – 2012, Decision 2: For years 2013 – 2017, Decision 3: For years 2018 -2022 and Decision 4: for years 2023 – 2025. With each decision point, we will look how the simulation impacted profits, market share and module price. Background The SunPower Company is an up and coming manufacturer and seller of photovoltaic (PV) panels. As a young company with a strong desire for innovation they operate in an atmosphere where competition is very high and SunPower and the competition continue to fight for market shares. For SunPower management team to promote its growth will need to make sound decisions to ensure it stays competitive with the market. As seen in 2008, with other solar companies already dominating the market, increasing sales was an imperative goal to achieve its main objective to maximize profit. Table 1. 2008-2012 Sun Power Other Solar Market share (%) 3.78% 96.22% Shipments (MW/Yr) 158 4K The follow information includes an analysis of the decisions made by SunPower’s management over a period of 18 years from 2008 - 2025. These decisions could impact the organizations pricing, marketing, as well as investment strategies. For the company to maximize profits, some objectives had to be met. I would suggest that the following objectives would need to be

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