Keep all 5 old products even in round low net profit because that can defend market shares for all 5 segments. If you do not get good net profit in Round 1 or 2 or 3 do not worry. Use excel file for better calculation and keep track of all 8 rounds, this can help winning more easily. Keep this spending from Round 1 to Round 3, until we can decide which segments we will continue. We need to check from Capstone Courier Prices from page 5 to page 9 to see max prices for each segment, in the top product at the end of each page. If competitors are cutting prices in Traditional and Low End segments, we need to lower prices to close to their levels.
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Keep all 5 old products even in round low net profit because that can defend market shares for all 5 segments. If you do not get good net profit in Round 1 or 2 or 3 do not worry. Use excel file for better calculation and keep track of all 8 rounds, this can help winning more easily.
Keep this spending from Round 1 to Round 3, until we can decide which segments we will continue. We need to check from Capstone Courier Prices from page 5 to page 9 to see max prices for each segment, in the top product at the end of each page. If competitors are cutting prices in Traditional and Low End segments, we need to lower prices to close to their levels.
However, when competitors lower their prices too much, they will not have enough capacity to sell, also they suffer stock out. We can still keep prices higher and get market shares at higher profit level. This is why we need to calculate demands and plan production as precisely as we can. We can use Excel file to calculate more conveniently. Use 8 sheets for 8 round, just copy and paste number from Courier Report Page 10, Page 4 and select market growth rate from page into each sheet.
We can get Sales Forecast and also Production. You can copy and paste into excel file, then it can calculate automatically Sales and Productions. You can adjust the percentage if we think we can sell more or less. Tip: We can add products for newly added products, they often sell well because of high Pfmn and smaller size than expected.
And, increasing capacity every round for new products. The original Low End sensor should only be re-positioned once for the entire game, not to the Ideal Spot.
The Traditional segment sweet spot is the same with Ideal, Drift spots because Ideal Offsets is for this segment. We can use excel file to calculate download at the end of this article. Note that all figures to input in your game is different from this articles, you should get number from Industry report, put 1 line in Excel file and get your own game figures. The is the key Profit Driving tool since Reliability only accounts for small percentages of the Customer Buying Criteria see all the 5 segments to see details, in simulation Courier Report every year, page Traditional to See following figure.
Again, the numbers for each Industry is changed when game created for different class or group, so we need to check the number from Industry Report and simulation Courier every round year.
If we want to compete is segments not all 5 , the two most potential and profitable are Low End and Tradition. We need to read reports for Round 1, Round 2 and Round 3 and then in Round 3 and 4 we will select to leave 1 or 2 least competitive which have least profit. Creating 2 new segments, eg. Low End and Traditional will provide more Profits in later Round, eg. Often we create New Traditional in Round 2. In Round 3, we can create new High End segment more profitable.
Option 1. If we follow this strategy, our products are up to date but not very competitive, because most of competitors try to upgrade toward Ideal Sport which is much better specifications. Option 2. Also, this specification is too good, ideal , so, we often out of stock, we can not produce enough to sell to market. We often start with Strategy 4 or 3 above.
It is the best way to get Profit and also Competitiveness at the same time. Again, this Round to Round guides can apply if we start from Round 1. DO NOT use this suggestions if you are already in the middle of the game, having completion several rounds without this guides. If so, your company may not have enough upgrades and automation to follow this suggested strategy, you can refer to other tips to Rescue Company or Mid Game Tips.
The numbers are from my game, you need to use your Excel file, numbers will be a little different. We use the following strategy for the guides and winning tips in Round to Round Strategy.
We can also stop Performance and Size we will do that by lower Promo and Sales budget to 0 in Marketing and Production. We need to check from simulation Courier Prices from page 5 to page 9 to see max prices for each segment, in the top product at the end of each page. Note to check Workforce needed and Workforce complement, if the box is editable, make sure to match the needed with This Year to save money.
Otherwise we waste money. This allow some extra inventory to take advantage of competitors suffer from stock out. This often happens. So if we add capacity in round 2, it will be available in round 3. We only reduce the segments we want to exit to 1. The KEY to win simulation is to control Automation as early as possible.
The more automation is better. It is important to invest in HR because productivity is measured in the Balanced Score Card and also this investment will reduce labor costs. If the Labor negotiations are available, we can use half way, win — win strategy, between demanded and current contract. Continue this for three round and then stop spending money into that initiatives, because it will no longer make any significant changes. We can see this from graphs at the end of screen.
We can apply try with different initiatives to see which one will bring more effects or most effective. Then in later rounds, we spend money in less effective initiatives when we have more extra money. When we have much Cash and Net Profit, we need to pay off dividends and retire stocks to increase Leverage and also get max points for Days of Working Capital.
Your team can lead the game with more fun and learn a lot with leading position often 1st or 2nd. NOTE: Check the Round 0 data carefully to make sure they fit with the estimation and calculation excel files. You are commenting using your WordPress.
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Round 4 and 5 will have good sales and net profit. Round 6, 7 and 8 will lead the game with both high sales and net profit. For New products, can add 1 each round from 1 to 3. Low End do not need update all rounds, just in round 3 and round 7 Can win with 5 products. Can win more easily with 6 to 8 products, higher sales and higher net profit.
Add more products in Low End, Traditional because they can bring better sales. The 8th product can be in High End or Performance, also good sales and net profit. Round should have good sales, but low net profit because of strong investment. Keep track of competitor strategies, especially their prices. Enjoy the Game! NOTE: Budget for sales, accessibility for multiple sensors in a segment, they are combine together.
See figures in followings: We can adjust the percentage to focus on products we want to promote more than the others. We have a formula to calculate and forecast sales for next round 1. Get Market shares from Page 10 of Courier Report 2. Get Total Sales also from Page 10 3.
Note: Page 10 gives us Potential Market share, we use this do not use actual market share If we think we can sell more, we can just adjust the percentage. Note: We can use Excel file to calculate more conveniently. See the table bellow for details. They are most potential lucrative.
Creating 1 new segment, eg. Low End is good often in Round 1 Creating 2 new segments, eg. Then, we get less Profit. Half way from Drift to Ideal Spot Specification.
Step 1. Download Industry Condition Report from your game Step 2. If you have come to this Step. We are half way win the simulation Simulation!! ROUND 2. ROUND 3. PFMN ROUND 4. ROUND 5. ROUND 6.
TIPS 10 – HUMAN RESOURCES DECISIONS
It is important to invest in HR because productivity is measured in the Balanced Score Card and also this investment will reduce labor costs. If the Labor negotiations are available, we can use half way, win — win strategy, between demanded and current contract. The more automation is better. Note to check Workforce needed and Workforce complement, if the box is editable, make sure to match the needed with This Year to save money.
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