Mixed 69.doc



  1. Action steps include:
    Examine the proforma Income Statement
    Examine the proforma Balance Sheet
    Display the Finance worksheet
    Issue or repurchase stock as required
    Issue or repay bonds as required
    Issue short term debt as required
    Issue a dividend as required
    Save the decisions

    B. Action steps include:
    Research the opportunity in the segment in the Courier
    Select appropriate product attributes – Performance, Size, MTBF
    Display the R&D worksheet.
    Enter the product attributes
    Note the R&D completion date
    Display the Production worksheet
    Order capacity and automation (optionally, wait a year)
    Display the Finance worksheet
    Fund the plant with stock and bond issues
    Save the decisions

    C. Action steps include:
    Estimate a best case for demand for each product this year
    Display the Production worksheet
    Observe existing inventory
    Schedule production to meet best case demand less existing inventory
    Save the decisions

    D. Action steps include:
    Research current customer buying criteria in the Courier
    Display the R&D worksheet
    Adjust Performance, Size, MTBF
    Observe impacts upon Age, material cost, and completion dates
    Save the decisions

    E. Action steps include:
    Research the competitive environment in the Courier
    Display the Marketing worksheet
    Enter decisions for Price, Promotion and Sales Budgets
    Observe the decision impact upon the computer’s forecast
    Develop a worst case estimate for demand
    Enter your worst case estimate for in the sales forecast
    Save the decisions

    F. Action steps include:
    Estimate peak demand for each product for this year and next year
    Examine unit costs and margins
    Display the Production worksheet
    Increase or decrease capacity as required
    Increase automation as required
    Observe the net cost of the investment
    Display the Finance worksheet
    Fund the investment with a mix of stock issues, bond issues, and depreciation
    Save the decisions