At this point, sales are virtually diminished, pricing is considerably offset from market trends, and the ability to maintain a level of profitability becomes a major challenge. An organization can put forth efforts in the attempt to reverse, or otherwise avoid, the decline stage by a few idealogic strategies, all of which are designed to readapt and conform to newly enhanced demands by the industry and its respective consumers. Most importantly, an organization can empower itself to readapt and act in a proactive manner by analyzing market trends and determining the future scope of a certain type of product or service within a reasnable timeframe prior to the onset of saturation and declination. Perhaps it would be in the best interest of an organization to produce/ provide a product of similar fashion, yet a unique alternative, before actually retiring or discontuing a product. For production to end indefinitely of a specific good, an alternative must be researched, produced, and introduced into the marketplace at the same time to create an equilibrium of market introduction of one product and declination of another.
In addition, there will be the opportunity cost of not having cash available for more useful requirements i.e. supplier discounts, interest income. Therefore, Willow Company needs to hold optimum levels of inventory and increase its sales in order to improve its inventory turnover and cash
M4–Analyse the reasons why costs need to be controlled to budget In this assignment I will analyse the reasons why costs need to be controlled to budge. If costs are not measured by Debenhams then their profits will be badly affected therefore budgeting is one process to regulate costs as it gives the organisation an approximation or a target on what their cost and revenue should be. A business has to budget and control expenditure in order to see what has been received and paid out, otherwise unrestrained spending could occur and decline could happen. One of the difficulties that could occur if costs are not controlled to budget is: high fixed cost per item which decreases businesses profit and ability to compete. Debenhams are very effective at controlling its costs to budget as the results were good for sales revenue throughout 2013.
Total revenue equals price time’s quantity. It reflects total receipts obtained from selling a certain output or quantity of goods. Total costs is different it’s equal to fixed costs and variable costs. Fixed costs include building and equipment costs, regulatory fees and salaried personnel and remain stable, especially in the short term, but may vary with a longer time horizon. As the time horizon increases, variable costs rely less on existing factors and restrictions and therefore will begin behaving differently which will in turn affect the cost of production (Wright, 2007).
The price elasticity is important in business because it refers to the change in quantity demanded to the change in the price of a service or product. Elastic demand is a change in the price of the service or goods that can affect the demand. Will Bury product is different, and the success of his product can assume that the price can be elastic for his product. In the market, there are similar products that are available for different prices the lower the price may work out better in attracting new buyers. However, in Will Bury situation he may have to raise prices and sell more items to bring in more
Capacity is a key element in a firm’s production strategy; all resources (manpower, facilities, machinery) impact strategic capacity planning. Strategic capacity planning involves many variables, which provides flexibility in targeting specific production objectives. Conversely, poor strategic capacity planning can negatively affect a company’s production process; for example, it would be detrimental to a company that produced perishable or time-sensitive products to maintain excessive warehousing space, since the product has very little shelf life. The opposite would also be true—if a company had insufficient warehousing for nonperishable or non-time sensitive goods, it would not be able to store sufficient product to meet customer demand during surge periods. In supply chain management, strategic capacity planning controls the demand of new opportunities at minimal cost (Chase, Jacobs, and Aquilano, 2006).
Unemployment will drop, to a work rate above that of full involvement. Price levels will also rise for the short-term. There are different reasons why business managers need to pay attention to supply issues. As well as production costs, supply matters affect other business expenditures. Analyzing demand benefits business manager’s make good decisions regarding sales and production levels (University of Phoenix,
At this time they would need to provide cheaper price to attract their consumers and to increase the demand. They would have to reduce the number of staffs as it may become difficult to pay wages. This leads to rise in unemployment. During recession businesses also tries to get loan from the bank and the bank wants to see their financial statements and if they find out that the business is not capable of paying the money back then they won’t lend any money therefore, the business may have to find new way of catching customers attention. For instance, they may be able to start up with a new idea.
Big advantages need to be broke down for their financial value and smaller advantages might seem to be more difficult to measure at first, but they will ultimately give the business more financial opportunity in the future. If the assets surpass their cost of accomplishment, the assets should be broke down using capital budgeting and figure out if they will see a good sizable profit compared to the capital that the company must invest in. A company needs to arrive with information systems plans that satisfy the business plan and approach, and correspond with their existing information technologies. Using scoring models and portfolios breakdown can both be used to help evaluate information systems
1, "The Truth About Textbooks: Indians and the Settlement of America" (if you don’t have your textbook yet, the chapter is available electronically under “Course Reserves” on the CSUSM Library website. Bring a copy to your discussion section meeting.) 2) Jules Benjamin, "How to Read a History Assignment…” , pp. 19-56, from A Student's Guide to History , 10th edition (available electronically under “Course Reserves” on the CSUSM Library website.) 3) Discussion Questions for Week 1 (posted on Cougar Course site for this class.)