David Jones’ gross profit margin for the past three years has remained stable with minimal fluctuations. The following calculated figures are for the year 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013; 39.73%, 39.10%, 37.50% and 37.8% respectively. Such an observation is desirable as it is indicative that the company is financially stable as it is generating enough income to cover its operating expenses and make savings. It suggests that the industry in which the company operates has not experienced drastic economic fluctuations that can affect the company’s cost of goods sold. However,
The company has been functioning well in terms of generating profit and demand so far. However, there will be a 20% increase in demand for the next month of operations as predicted by management, and the production and supply management's problems may come as a problem they can no longer afford.
Although the company did show an increased gross profit of $8,255,000 with $6,358,000 less Net Sales in 2013 versus 2012, that increase is due to the reduction in product Cost of Goods Sold by $14,613,000. Since increases in product price will negatively affect sales, one of management’s primary goals is to keep prices stable. This objective is achieved through implementation of cost cutting programs, investing in more efficient equipment, and automation of more steps in the production process.
The company is weakened mainly by its lack of technological advancement in every area of production. For example, if the company chose to modify their equipment to produce their “Atherley” model as well, it would be able to lower production costs of this model, in turn increasing the profits of this model further. In addition, the Atherley Furniture Company greatest threat is the decreased market for their “Parkdale” model. The “Parkdale” model has the most time consuming and costly production. With lack of a market for this model, the company stands to continue to lose profits. In conclusion, if the company wishes to continue to operate their chair division profitably as well as efficiently, the above issues need to be addressed and corrected.
This is the case of huge fixed cost involved in production, so the argument goes like this, if they will stop manufacturing, there will be a huge loss for them including the total fixed cost and sunk cost, which cannot be recovered.
PTI had been entirely dependent on Harry Elson to manage all strategic, financial, operational and marketing decisions. However, Lane’s Lane experience in managing finances, managing operations, leading teams and making strategic decisions in the manufacturing industry are the necessary hands-on skills to lead PTI after Elson’s death.
The main problem for the company is to facing the high scrap rate and quality of the product. Another reason is the machine breakdowns, every time the machines stopped and restarted will make scraps out from the machines. Last reason is to produce new product will cause high
Conversely, looking at the income statement for PMWL, operating income shows healthy gains of $45,862, which means the operating expenses are significantly lower in comparison to AWBL’s. However, PMWL’s cost of goods sold appear abnormally high, which makes an investor question whether this company is at it’s maturity phase in the product life cycle, and how much additional capital is necessary to bring this figure down to a number that leverages economies of scale and allows for profit maximization.
How to operate on a day to day basis (Meet organizational objectives) and no business model whether revenues and costs make viable business sense.
After analyzing the results from the previous quarter, it was determined that the prices set for each segment were not sufficient. Product sales priority were also not properly adjusted. With the R&D investments, sales priorities needed to be changed for the main focus to become the most profitable market segments. Prices were not competitive which in turned decreased revenue, market share, and profitability. To become more competitive we altered the prices in each market segment. The Workhorse product was the first to change, the price was lowered to $2500 in an attempt to increase sales; at this price Team 4 was still making a profit on this product, as well as making the price much more competitive. The Workhorse sales priority was also lowered to 3rd in Americas and 4th in APAC and EMEA. This product was not selling as well as we had hoped, and was no longer as profitable as it once was which led to this decision. Next, the Innovator product’s price was adjusted; this involved a price increase to $4100. This price was adjusted to include the new
* Employee’s were losing confidence in Alex as a team member and motivator can be connected to the theory of inter-personal roles as this role includes training and motivating the employees which lacks in this case.
· Nowadays, technology is developing more and more and so companies need to catch up this opportunity to expand market and business. In the case of Global Star Enterprises, the firm has less
Southwest Airlines encourages respect, innovation, a caring attitude and strives to adhere to all labor and employment laws which includes respecting privacy and equal opportunity. With a strong concern for avoiding corruption and avoiding anti-competitive behavior, they work hard to maintain accountability of all business practices. An example of this is the promotion of competition to provide consumers low air fares and a variety of high quality air service offerings across the US. This shows their devotion to the community they serve and maintains the company culture.
Managing internal operation is the most important task for an organisation especially a multinational company. A good managing system can bring the whole company to the next level. While a poor managing system will cause tons of problems. In fact, the point of managing internal operation require level of strategy of understanding not on consumer behaviour, but the employee’s attitude and performance towards the company itself.