Net profit margin, Operation Management

Net profit margin:

1. Transportation firm now spends 60 percent of the sales revenue it receives in the supply chain, and has a net profit margin of 6 percent. The company can invest $100,000 in one of two ventures to increase its profits.

a. How many dollars of additional sales would be required to equal $1 saved through the supply chain?

Answer: $4.35

b. One venture is advertising-based, and is expected to increase revenues (sales) by $600,000 (after spending the $100,000). How much will this increase profits?

Answer:

c. The other venture applies the money in supply-chain efficiencies that are expected to save $200,000 (again, after spending the $100,000). How much will this increase profits?

Answer:

d. Which of these two ventures should the company choose?

Answer:

e. If it expects business to improve next year such that it would only spend 30% of its sales revenue in the supply chain (profit margin remains at 6%) should it change its decision in Part d)?

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