BIS 155 Lab 6 of 7: Day Care Center Purchase here http://chosecourses.com/BIS%20155/bis-155-lab-6-of-7-day-care-center Product Description Your friend, Jane Morales, is considering opening a Day Care Center. She has started compiling her assumptions and putting together an Income Statement. She has determined that she must make at least $75,000 profit per year in order to start the business. She has asked you to analyze her Income Statement and help her determine whether it is viable for her to start this business. You have agreed to help her complete her Income Statement and to perform What-If analysis to help her look at her potential profitability.
The main competitors before the final bid stage were IAS, Robotic Automation, and UA Corporation. In the final bid stage, a committee had narrowed the field down to Omni and UA and that UA had just edged out Omni. Cost did not play a large factor in the decision since both companies came in at about the same price. Problem Client Gentech ultimately purchased the robotic test cell from a competitor instead of from Omni Automated Systems, which also means a loss of future robotic work cell sales with them. Bob Waters, the sales representative that worked and lost the sale, has a low 20% success rate in selling the product.
While the strategy for RIM as per their annual report is valid, it is susceptible to criticism because Blackberries are great for email and phone calls but the consumer is looking for a device that goes beyond these capabilities and enhances their productivity from a personal and professional standpoint. It fails to focus on the consumer’s requirements for a smart phone or tablet product. Challenges for RIM: 1. According to recent news reports, Black Berry maker Research In Motion Ltd. will avoid a trial with Visto Corp. after a Canadian court ruled the privately held California-based company infringed on three RIM patents. Redwood Shores, Calif.-based Visto "threw in the towel,'' Ronald Dimock, a lawyer for RIM, told Bloomberg News.
SWOT analysis: Toucon Collection’s strength is that consumer can trust their products. To avoid being cheated by amateurs and fly-by-night sellers, consumers desire to find a big company which could ensure them a quality, authentic products. Toucon Collection has supply problems recent years in collecting certain volume of replica products. The reason is both the rapidly increased competition and the strict governments not allowing exportation of certain artifacts because of their “national significance”. SWOT Matrix for Toucon Collection Inc. Case Selected Internal Factors Representative Selected External Factors Representative Strengths Weakness Opportunities Threats Management Experienced and observant sales manager Lack of management depth Competition Toucon has Long history and provide high quality products Amateurs and fly to night competitors Marketing Target is strong Highly limited distribution Consumer trends customers need a company they can trust Lack of products to satisfy consumers’ demand Manufacturing
Capital Budget Recommendation Guillermo Furniture, based in Sonora, Mexico, specializes in handcrafted quality products. In the late 1990s Guillermo’s profits started to shrink because of increased competition and rising costs. Guillermo does not consider merging with a larger competitor a viable option, as this would take away time spent with his family. Confronted with business options that affect the future of the company, Guillermo Furniture must choose between upgrading to a high-tech computer controlled laser lathe and becoming more of a distribution network than a manufacturing company for a competitor (University of Phoenix, 2013). Capital budget techniques assists in recommending a course of action for Guillermo Furniture based on the presented data.
The provocative photos he selected for American Apparel’s ad campaigns grabbed people’s attention – not always in a positive way. The very way the company had chosen to go public indicated much about the CEO’s refusal to conform to tradition; in the summer 2007 American Apparel would merge with the special purpose acquisition company, Endeavor Acquisition Corp. In addition, the company’s commitment to paying high wages and generous benefits to it’s mostly immigrant workforce, and its “Made in USA” stance, might not appeal to Wall Street investors who believed that an adequate return on investment took priority over political correctness. Should Dov Charney allow these Wall Street financiers to step into the American Apparel sandbox to play? What changes would American Apparel need to make once it became a publicly traded company?
Many consumers where highly interested in owning the technology but was not familiar with the details of how it works. Robert Stephens jumped on the opportunity to capitalize on innovation and the fact that it brings constant change and new problems. 2. What changes in the purchasing patterns of (a) all consumers and (b) women made the acquisition of Geek Squad particularly important for Best Buy? (a) Best Buy had a very high return rate so a full service, house call entity allowed for a decrease of their return rates by 25% - 35%.
Obviously it is evident that Henkel Iberica current process isn’t working due to challenges of forecast exactness and demand variability for all the products it offers. The evidence is clear in the data from 2000 to 2001 as overall sales increased 2.2% but net earnings decreased by 5.7%. For a company to be profitable, focus should be on net earnings and not sales and providing a wide range of products to satisfy every customer. The loss of earnings is most likely due to not having the right product mix and volume at the right time as well as lack of communication between sales and
Even though, Touchstone did generate profit to Disney and it can share Disney resources, as a film company, to film at Touchstone, but it made them lost track of what their core business really is. It’s even getting worse when Touchstone released ‘Down and out in Beverly Hills, R-rated movie. Disney has a reputation for suiting for a family and it shouldn’t be releasing any movies
Case Summary The case is about the La Shampoo, which is a high quality and more expensive product that has a same marketing strategy over years. From 1989 the line started to slowly decline its sales. Caroline, the brand manager wanted a new marketing plan to improve the sales and increase the market share, not to just keep the product remain on retailers’ shelves. Caroline has been assisted for the new ideas flowing in from Eric Woolf – Sales Manger & Beth Hansol – Ad Agency representative. The solutions suggested by both of them were given a thought but then Caroline wasn’t convinced about the way forward The case was also examined by five other experts, whose recommendations had potent in their own way.