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...Anchor Name MT/435 Operations Management University Prof: Date Introduction The purpose of this paper is to discuss the competitiveness of Albatross Anchor in regards with the costs, speed of the manufacturing process from order to finished product, flexibility in filling orders, technology, capacity and facilities, and service to customers. Then, the paper will determine ways to reduce costs by determining the process with the lowest breakeven point. Albatross Anchor is a company that manufactures and sells anchors by wholesale. The company founded in 1976, and it grew exponentially to reach more than 100 employees. The company’s production facility and administrative offices are in the same location. Albatross is facing several issues that stand between the company and its success upon the competitors. Company Analysis 1. Costs According to Frank (1998), the cost of producing a unit of a good is the cost associated with production divided by the amount (number) of units produced. The cost of manufacturing for Albatross Anchor is $8 per pound for mushroom/bell anchors and $11 per pound for snag hook anchors. The economies of scale represent the efficiency increase in production as the amount of goods manufactured rises. According to Russell and Taylor (2011) think that economies of scale “occur when it costs less per unit to produce or operate at high levels of output” (p. 259). For that reason companies needs to achieve the lower average unit cost through......
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...Unit Six Written Assignment KU Consulting Proposal for Albatross Anchor Your Name MT 435 Operations Management University Date Introduction: Albatross is a family owned business with employee strength of 130. It has manufacturing, shipping department, raw material, finished product storage and the foundry. The administrative offices are disorganized and run inefficiently. The plant does not meet US safety and Environmental standards. Albatross sells the product at wholesale level only. There are two major types of products manufactured by Albatross i.e. Bell Anchors and Snag Anchors. Both the products cannot be manufactured simultaneously. Albatross is experiencing loss because of inefficient operations; shipping of the product is also challenge. Products of Albatross: S. No Product Name Manufacturing Process Usage Sizes 1 Bell Anchor Foundry Fresh water marine craft Multiple sizes 2 Snag Anchor Bending and Welding Salt Water marine craft Multiple sizes Departments of Albatross: 1. Manufacturing 4. Raw Material Storage 2. Shipping 5. Finished Product Storage 3. Receiving 6. Foundry Question One Carefully review the assignment scenario/case study. From the limited information in the scenario/case study, along with your answers to the unit three written assignment, identify at least three direct and specific long-term and three direct and specific short term operations changes that Albatross Anchor must make to gain a clear and sustainable......
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...Report 2009-10 EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS Smt. Srabani Guha, IES CVO Shri P. K. Parida Shri B. N. Swain Shri A. Sapra Shri S. C. Dash Shri P. K. Mohapatra Shri K. N. Ravindra Company Secretary Shri K. S. Sreedhara 4 29th Annual Report 2009-10 The sale of 7,094 MT Special Grade Alumina was the highest surpassing the previous high of 4,769 MT achieved in 200809. The sale of Special Grade Hydrate at 12,815 MT was the highest ever sale surpassing the previous best of 11,670 MT achieved during 2007-08. FINANCE Your Company posted a lower total income of ` 5,548 crore in the year under report, as against ` 5,631 crore during the previous year. Profit After Tax for the year stands at ` 814 crore, as against ` 1,272 crore in the previous year. The decline in net profit during the year compared to previous year was due to combined effect of lower sales realization, reduced earnings from investment of surplus funds and increase in operating cost. Your Company has recorded higher export earning of ` 2,209 crore during the year as against ` 2,071 crore achieved during the previous year. MARKETING You will be pleased to know that your Company achieved the highest ever sale of 4,35,979 MT metal as against sale...
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...Banking, International Trading and Global Investments. It also supports charitable and philanthropic activities across the world through the Hinduja Foundation. As part of its Global investments, the Group owns businesses in Automotive, Information Technology, Media, Entertainment & Communications, Banking & Finance Services, Infrastructure Project Development, Oil and Gas, Power, Real Estate, Trading and Healthcare. With operations across 37 countries, the Group employs over 72,000 people worldwide. Business Philosophy and Values * Firm believers in traditional family values, the Hindujas have all along striven to inculcate the family concept in their business enterprises. Every member of the Group is encouraged to practice the Vedic principles of work: 'Service with devotion' and 'willingness to see fulfilment of one's self-interest in the active promotion of the interest of the collective'. * Mutual trust, respect, cohesion and co-operation are emphasized as key organizational guidelines. At the same time, sound modern management practices are given primacy within individual companies of the Group and also at the corporate level. * Professionals are allocated independent charge of diversified activities....
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...position. The report has been prepared after analyzing the information received from the major players in the Industry i.e. Tapal, Unilever, Clover Pakistan and Eastern Tea. We also obtain views about different brands and he distributions opinions on the different brands available. The report will give a detail / indepth review of Tapal Tea, its competitors and the industry in which it operates especially in the light of Pakistan’s economy along with focusing on key issues faced and action and strategy plan to counter these issues. Table of Contents Page No. 1. Acknowledgment 2 2. Executive Summary 3 3. Introduction 5 4. Business Scope 6 5. Market Structure of the Industry 8 6. Market Share of the Industry 9 7. Market Size Past four years...
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...1. INTRODUCTION Financial analysis is defined as the process of discovering economic facts about an enterprise of a project on the basis of an interpretation of financial data. It also seeks to look at the capital cost, operations cost and operating revenue. It is vital for assessing the performance of the company and hence provides valuable information to the investors and to the company for future references. Financial Analysis is the process of evaluating businesses and other finance-related entities to determine their suitability for investment. Typically, financial analysis is used to analyze whether an entity is stable, solvent, liquid, or profitable enough to be invested in. One of the most common ways of analyzing financial data is to calculate ratios from the data to compare against those of other comparable companies. In Infinancials, financial ratios are categorized according to the financial aspect of the business which the ratio measures: Profitability, Asset Utilization, Capital Structure on a specific tab, Financial Ratios. Financial analysis allows for comparisons between companies, between industries and also between a single company and its industry average or peer group average. My work concentrates on financial and physical result of the company for a decade. They have been analyze to review its performance over the years and to find the areas in which it is lacking in comparison to other major players in same field. Gail (India) Ltd. Is...
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...Better energy MERIDIAN ENERGY LIMITED ANNUAL REPORT 2014 for the year ended 30 June 2014 02 ny C omp a e r v iew ov 04 from Re p o r t ir an d o u r C h a ut ive E xe c C hie f The nu 50 mbers 6.7 % 13.01 Total dividend in FY2014 EBITDAF 1 ahead of prospectus CENTS PER SHARE $ 24 . 3% higher than forecast in the prospectus, including a 2 .00cps special dividend. Invested in communities and environmental projects 3.5M 2 New wind farms generating electricity Delivering on our commitment to shareholders In our first full-year results after partially listing on the New Zealand and Australian stock exchanges in October 2013, we have achieved solid results for shareholders. EBITDAF 1 , a key indicator of profitability, has exceeded the prospectus forecast by $36.9 million (6.7%). We have also delivered a higher-thanforecast full-year cash dividend for our shareholders, resulting in a 21.8% total shareholder return 2 to 30 June 2014 . 2014 highlights FRONT COVER Jeremy Takao, Russell School, Porirua, helping to celebrate first power at Meridian’s new Mill Creek wind farm near Wellington in May 2014. Meridian Energy Limited Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2014 IN THIS REPORT 2 4 8 10 12 18 22 26 Company overview Report from our Chair and Chief Executive Our Board Our executive team Customers Generation Environment Community 30 People 34 Summary of Group performance 40 Directors’ statement 35.3......
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...Studies A Study of Philippine Hospital Management Administrative Systems Fred Avestruz DISCUSSION PAPER SERIES NO. 95-16 The PIDS Discussion Paper Series constitutes studies that are preliminary and subject to further revisions. They are being circulated in a limited number of copies only for purposes of soliciting comments and suggestions for further refinements. The studies under the Series are unedited and unreviewed. The views and opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Institute. Not for quotation without permission from the author(s) and the Institute. June 1995 For comments, suggestions or further inquiries please contact: The Research Information Staff, Philippine Institute for Development Studies 3rd Floor, NEDA sa Makati Building, 106 Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City, Philippines Tel Nos: 8924059 and 8935705; Fax No: 8939589; E-mail: email@example.com Or visit our website at http://www.pids.gov.ph A STUDY OF PHILIPPINE HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE SYSTEMS PIDS Project No. DOH / 91-92 / 05 (Final Report) October 30, 1994 Fred S. Avestruz, MBA, Ph.D. Asian Institute of Management TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1 Page INTRODUCTION ........................................................ 1 1.1 Objectives of the Study .................................................. 1 1.2 Conceptual Framework of Hospital Management ................ 2 1.3 The Hospital in......
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...Australia even more competitive and further increase prospects for greater two-way investment. There are significant commercial opportunities in sectors where Australia has specific strengths and expertise, such as agribusiness, resources and energy, and financial services. Australia’s north in particular offers untapped possibilities. Australia’s world-class scientific and academic institutions, and commitment to research and development encourage innovation and the commercialisation of new technologies. There is no better partner for trade, investment and collaboration than Australia. 01 SECTION GROWTH // // Economic Resilience – Real GDP Growth // Real GDP Growth by Economic Grouping 4 5 6 // Asian Economic Growth 7 // Productivity of Australian Industry Sectors Compared with Global Competitors // Australia’s Real Gross Value Added by Industry // Growth by Industry in Australia’s Real Gross Value Added // General Government Net Debt //...
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...philosophy envisions growth as a universal concept, that represents multiple possibilities and touches all aspects of life. This explains why we have put in motion some of the most ambitious plans, aligned to the needs of India as it develops into a world-force. The continuing expansion of our key business verticals places us at a vantage point with reference to the aspirations of India. We have taken strategic decisions in key areas that will drive our growth and also create better outcomes for our youthful nation. Strategy at Reliance is about making prudent choices, balancing risks and return, building competitive advantages and envisioning the future through the power of innovation. Innovation has always been a cornerstone of our operations. It has enabled us to make significant technology-driven breakthroughs that add value to existing businesses, and create new ones. We are partnering with leading global institutions renowned for excellence to strengthen our experience and expertise. From the manufacturing landscape to high-growth consumer service sectors, Reliance is making progress possible each day. We are helping the country meet its growing energy demand in a safe and responsible manner, creating value for society through our retail and telecom businesses, widening our community investments for social well-being and elevating the quality of life. Playing a role in creating a happy and prosperous India is our mandate. Because growth is energy. Because growth......
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...Table of Contents 1.0. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 4 2.0. INTRODUCTION 6 3.0. TEA PRODUCTION IN BANGLADESH 9 3.0.1. BASIC FACTS OF BANGLADESH TEA INDUSTRY 12 3.0.2. CHARACTERISTICS OF BANGLADESH TEA 12 3.0.5. GRADES OF TEA 13 4.0. EXPORT OF TEA 17 5.0. MAJOR TEA IMPORTING COUNTRIES FROM BANGLADESH 28 6.0. PROSPECTS OF BANGLADESHI TEA IN THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET 28 7.0. MAJOR COMPETITORS IN TEA MARKET 31 7.0.1. INDIA: THE LARGEST TEA CONSUMER 34 7.0.2. STILL HEAVILY PROMOTED TO DEFEND FROM ALTERNATIVES 34 7.0.3. UNILEVER: THE CLEAR MARKET LEADER 35 7.0.4. TATA TEA: AMBITIONS IN INTERNATIONAL MARKETS 35 7.0.5. CHA BARS: PREMIUM TEA AS A LIFESTYLE CHOICE 36 8.0. PROBLEMS RELATING TO TEA EXPORT AND TEA MARKET EXPANSION 36 9.0. SUGGESTIONS 39 10.0. CONCLUSION 40 11.0. BIBLIOGRAPHY 42 1.0. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Today, tea is the second most consumable beverage in the world after water. A total of 3,200,000 tons of tea were produced worldwide in 2004. India, China, Sri Lanka and Kenya, in that order, are the major producers of tea leaves. The USSR, Poland, Egypt and Pakistan emerged as major markets for Bangladeshi Tea. These ‘captive’ markets ensured protection to the industry and whatever, irrespective of quality, found its way to these markets. The price received for Bangladeshi tea was higher than its actual value in the open international market. Hence we lost our position as a supplier to those markets e.g. the U.K. who found alternative sources of......
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...COMPARATIVE STUDY OF CONSUMER AND TRADE SALES PROMOTIONAL SCHEMES OFFERED BY BISCUIT BRANDS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ANMOL BISCUITS IN BAREILLY CITY Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Recognized by AICTE, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India) By Mohd Zuvair PG- 120-30 Batch 2012-14 Under the guidance of Prof. Kamal K. Gupta Associate Professor, Department of Marketing Research INMANTEC, Ghaziabad Integrated Academy of Management and Technology Ghaziabad July 24, 2013 COMPARATIVE STUDY OF CONSUMER AND TRADE SALES PROMOTIONAL SCHEMES OFFERED BY BISCUIT BRANDS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ANMOL BISCUITS IN BAREILLY CITY Summer project submitted In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Recognized by AICTE, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India) By Mohd Zuvair PG- 120-30 INMANTEC Integrated Academy of Management and Technology Ghaziabad July, 2013 ACKNOWLEDGEMENT I owe a deep gratitude and heartfelt thanks to Dr Kamal K. Gupta, Associate Professor, Department of Marketing Research, INMANTEC B-School, Ghaziabad; who has encouraged and guided me throughout my research work. I also express my heartfelt gratitude to him for his unmitigated support, meticulous reviews, in depth inquiries and advice on work. It has added immense value to the report. I am extremely thankful to Mr. Mritunjay Sharma, General Manager Sales (North......
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...Efficient Operations Rapid Expansion FORTESCUE METALS GROUP LTD IS AUSTRALIA’S NEW FORCE IN IRON ORE. Fortescue’s 155 million tonne per annum (mtpa) transformation is underway. Existing operations at Cloudbreak and Christmas Creek have ramped up to 55mtpa and construction has begun on infrastructure to grow production at the Chichester Hub to 90mtpa. Expansion work is taking place across the integrated rail and port supply chain and construction is well underway at Fortescue’s next mining operation, the Solomon Hub. Ramp up to a 60mtpa operation at the Solomon Hub is scheduled for June 2013. The development pipeline continues to grow with Fortescue’s resource inventory now totalling more than 10 billion tonnes, positioning your Company as one of the world’s major resource powerhouses. The year ahead is an exciting one for your Company as we continue to increase production at our existing minesites and transform to a 155mtpa resource powerhouse through the development of the Solomon Hub. Cover Image: part of Fortescue’s second reclaimer arriving at Herb Elliott Port. 4 Chairman’s Statement 7 Chief Executive Officer’s Statement 9 3 Operations Report 12 Reserves and Resources Report 14 Sustainability Report 24 Corporate Governance 33 Financial Report 34 Directors’ Report 44 Remuneration Report 63 Auditor’s Independence Declaration 64 Financial......
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...& Spa Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton; Hilton Garden Inn Astana; Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam; Home2 Suites by Hilton Sioux Falls/Sanford Medical Center, SD; Conrad London St. James; Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort. Cover photo: theWit – A DoubleTree by Hilton AT-A-GLANCE As the world’s largest and fastest-growing global hospitality company, Hilton Worldwide builds on a century of excellence as the strength of our brands and the power of our innovation continue to drive guest satisfaction, increase loyalty and support one of the foremost unit growth stories in the industry. We strive to spread the light and warmth of hospitality that keeps guests, team members, owners and stockholders returning for more. UP 7.1% (1) 1 Ranked Margin growth – Adjusted EBITDA margin increase 190BPS to 36.8% (2) Net unit growth System size, pipeline & rooms under construction 715,000 Rooms UP 6% or 36,000 ROOMS (3) $2,000 (4) # UP 13.5% $2,500 Award-winning brands Hilton HHonors members Bottom line – Adjusted EBITDA DOLLARS IN MILLIONS 12 44 Million Top line 2014 – RevPAR Adjusted EBITDA 115 Global RevPAR Index 4,322 Properties 13% CAGR $2,508 $2,210 $1,956 94 Countries and territories 230,000 $1,500 Rooms in the pipeline – over half under construction $1,000 Revenue Per Available Room (RevPAR) is hotel room revenue divided by room nights available for...
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