Class or Mass – Case Analysis By John Scott A. Executive Summary Neptune Gourmet Seafood is facing two major issues – an excess inventory problem and shrinking contribution margins. Due to increased efficiency and investments in technologically advanced ships the company’s finished goods inventory has shot up to a 60 days supply – twice the normal level. In addition, the company’s margins have shrunk by 10% in the past year due to rising costs and growing competition. The company is looking to increase
Shuman Zheng 10/21/2014 MGMT 430 Case Analysis: Class or Mass A. Executive Summary: The North America's third - largest seafood producer Neptune Gourmet Seafood is known for the brand reputation, premium product and quality they served in the high-end seafood industry. Recently they are facing the challenge of inventory pileup in a short period of time due to the investment in state-of-the-art freezer trawlers, along with new fishing regulations. Whether cutting the current price by around 50% to
CLASS OR MASS CASE ANALYSIS A. Executive Summary: Neptune Gourmet Seafood is having issues with what appears to be a temporary problem of excess inventory. Due to new coastal laws, investments in new freezer trawlers and fishing technology, Neptune has increased their average catch size. The demand in high-end market hasn’t been able to catch up with the increasing supply, and Neptune has been struggling with making a decision on how to deplete excess inventory (60 days) of their “Gold Label” branding
Executive Summary: Neptune Gourmet Seafood is currently struggling with what appears to be a temporary problem of excess inventory. A combination of new coastline regulations and an investment in new fishing vessel technology and freezer trawlers has increased their average catch size while demand in the current segment has not grown as quickly. The Neptune management team is faced with a decision of how to clear out its excess inventory that is not moving fast enough under its Neptune Gold branding.
Executive Summary Neptune Gourmet Seafood Company is the third largest seafood producer in North America targeted the high-end seafood market. The company preserves their premium image and receives ASPD Gold Seal of Approval on every product they sold by providing the best seafood for their customers. However, Neptune’s recent investment in advanced freezer trawlers, along with the new fishing laws changes make Neptune faces a big challenge: The company catches have grown bigger on average. Even
Jason Hwang MGMT 430 A Class – or Mass? Executive Summary Neptune Gourmet Seafood is an $840 million corporation that provides premium seafood in North America. They are the 3rd largest seafood producer in the market, and have been around for 40 years, continuously providing the highest quality of product. Despite their success, they are having issues with what appears to be a temporary problem of excess inventory. Due to new coastal laws, investments in new freezer trawlers and fishing technology