Report for Duque Papetiers Gros

1.    Introduction

Dugue Papetiers Gros is a company that deals with the distribution of stationary within the global market. The company does not deal with the final consumer within the market. Instead, its market comprises of small retailers within northern France. Its operation within the market for a total of 50 years has managed to create a large customer base that has given the company a perfect competitive advantage over the competitors. The product that it distributes includes office furniture, paper supplies, shredders, printers that are low cost, office supplies, and printer cartridges. The activities of the company have led to the creation of a positive brand name in the market.

2.    Analysis of Issues for Duque Papetiers Gros

2.1 An Overview of the Wholesale Stationers Market in Germany

The operations of the company over the last three years plays an effective role in explaining the future direction of the company within the global market. It is essential to understand that several factors are involved in the creation of the appropriate goals. The sales that the company made on printer cartridges in the year 2015 and 2016 was quite positive. The company made a profit. However, it recorded a loss in the year 2017 (Cocheo, 2017, p. 151). The sales on the general office supplies is a key issue that requires a broader line of understanding it made a significant profit in the first two years and incurred a loss in the last year. A look at the cost of low-cost printers explains a steady profit that the company made during the year. The sales of the office furniture are suite positive based on the fact that the company recorded no loss and the sales increase in 2017. The cost of shredders was steady in 2017 as it remained constant after making the initiation sales which is an essential practice of the company based on the high number of complications involved in the story (Sungau & Ndunguru, 2015,p. 187). It is essential to understand that numerous complications are involved in the creation of a steady income. The sales of the paper-based supplies were also stable as the company recorded positive incomes for the past three years. The sales for the drawing materials was positive based on the fact that the company maintained the positive and increasing sales over the past three years.

2.2 Annual Spending on Writing/Drawing Materials per Capita

The total spending of the customer amounts to 35.2 euros that are linked to the writing and drawing material. Countries such as Denmark, Bulgaria, Austria, Belgium, and Cyprus are the ones that led to the conclusion of the mentioned set of figures for the research. The second position belonged to Germany as France retained the fourth position. The collection of the product by the supermarkets is a common occurrence based on the fact that they are the leading distributors in the countries. The customer awareness is a key issue that leads to the promotion of the sales, and it has affected the buyer purchasing decision in a positive way. Continuous product advertisement has positively played out in this case as the buyers continue to increase.

The regular use of the internet has also had a positive implication in the market. It enables the company to market its products through the digital platform in the most effectual manner which is beneficial to the overall set up of the company. Today, the majority of the customers use the online platform to initiate the sales. Statistics indicate that 17% of the store owners apply the method in the marketing of their products within the industry. it is a common industrial trend that needs to be given a broader consideration based on the skeptics involved in the process.

2.3 Analysis of Duque’s last three financial years of sales data (2015-2017)

 

The operations of the company over the last three years plays an effective role in explaining the future direction of the company within the global market. It is essential to understand that several factors are involved in the creation of the appropriate goals. The sales that the company made on printer cartridges in the year 2015 and 2016 was quite positive. The company made a profit. However, it recorded a loss in the year 2017. The sales on the general office supplies is a key issue that requires a broader line of understanding it made a significant profit in the first two years and incurred a loss in the last year. A look at the cost of low-cost printers explains a steady profit that the company made during the year. The sales of the office furniture are suite positive based on the fact that the company recorded no loss and the sales increase in 2017. The cost of the shredders was steady in the years as it remained constant after making the initiation sales which is an essential practice of the company based on the high number of complications involved in the story (Scholten, Rothstein, & Baumhauer, 2014, p. 35). It is essential to understand that numerous complications are involved in the creation of a steady income. The sales of the paper-based supplies were also stable as the company recorded positive incomes for the past three years. The sales for the drawing materials was positive based on the fact that the company maintained the positive and increasing sales over the past three years.

Product item 2015 Sales () 2016 Sales () 2017 Sales ()
 printer cartridges 25000 26000 22000
general office supplies 25000 27000 23000
low-cost printers 15000 18000 18000
office furniture 25000 25000 27000
Shredders 25000 29000 29000
paper-based supplies 25000 27000 27000
writing/drawing materials 25000 30000 32000

 

2.4 Feasibility of Expanding to Germany & International Standards

A German market is a perfect place for the business to expand its activities based on the existing profit that would be derived from the company operating within the economy of the country. There is a ready demand for the stationary product in the country based on several factors that need to be given a broader consideration. The economic status of the Germans enables them to adequately afford the stationary services that the company offers to them in the most effective manner that is beneficial to their lifestyles. Apparently, most of the German stores and small businesses need a reliable supplier with a positive brand name to supply their products to the industry. the existence of the company with the market of the country would be positive as the people would be ready to buy (Karam, & Planchet, 2012, p. 89).  The German market is filled with unlimited stores that are looking for a steady supply of the stationery materials. The ability of the company to adjust by the marketing skeptics and come up with a reliable way of understanding how the market operates is essential for the organization. It would act for the benefit of the company to realize that the German market is willing to accept the products that it distributes in an unlimited perspective based on the factors such as fair pricing and adequate supplies of the products on a regular basis that seems beneficial for the general status of the company. Ideally, it is important to understand that the willingness of the company to adopt and operate under a perfect market is their ability to penetrate the German market.

2.5 Costs of a New Building

  1. a)
Facts Numbers
Time 30 years
Loan reimbursement = Total loan amount =

= € 21215.85

Monthly reimbursement € 21215.85 / 12

= €1767.98

 

  1. b)
Facts Numbers
Time period (n) 30 years * 12 months (annually) = 360
Interest rate per month (R) 10% / 12 = 0.00833
Monthly reimbursement  

 

The monthly cost that company would incur would amount to a total of 1,700 euros that would be paid on a regular basis. The use of the mortgages is beneficial based on the fact that there are limited options involved in coming up with a precise way in which the cost of building would be effectively met. It is a beneficial way considering the fact that the cost involved in the payment for the buildings are normally high. The consideration of the factors is beneficial based on the fact that there are limited options involved in coming up with a precise line of production that is reliable on several issues that involve saving up the cost that the company would incur in the general construction of a new building (Player, 2015, p. 115). The acquisition of a property within the specific jurisdiction. Ideally, several factors apply in the application of the cost of the building based on the fact that it works at the minimization of the existing costs that involves the management of property and other predominant factors that require a specific line of understanding. The success of the company in the acquisition of property would depend on the ability of the company to blend in with the existing skeptics and make the crucial investment decisions that would propel the organization to succeed in its expansion activities within the country. Therefore, the cost of 1,700 euros a month is the best option that the stationary company could apply in this case (Tait, 2016, p. 133). A look at the cost that is paid on a monthly basis works for the benefit of both the business and the owner of the mortgage considering the fact that minimal costs are applied in the long-time payment for a price of property within the country. It is essential to understand that the monthly payment is more beneficial compared to the annual payment. It enables the company to cater for the building cost on a regular basis compared to the use of monthly charges which seem to be more expensive compared to other modes of payment within the country (Hullgren & Söderberg, 2016, p.101). The application of the technique is more beneficial and effective based on the fact that limited complications are applied in the method. Therefore, the calculation of the cost of building through the application of mortgages seems to be more effective and economical compared to other payment techniques.

2.6 Mean Value of Orders

H0 (Null hypothesis): it lacks a difference in the value of the mean that is expected and the order value actual average.

H1 (alternative Hypothesis): no variation in the expected mean value and the order value average.

Facts Results
Mean of the entire population 240
Sample Average 230
Standard deviation 43
Z score valuation  (Mean of the entire population – sample average) / standard deviation] (240 – 230) / 43

= 10 / 43

= 0.23

A look at the results explains that the p-value of the Z gives 0.23 accounts for the 0.59 respectively. The emergence gives a general reflection that the P values is higher compared to the standard limit of 0.5. the account that is forecast to give an assessment has positive response. It gives a general assessment that significant variations exist in the situation leading to the creation of a Null hypothesis

The application of the method provides him with the required statistical figures that could provide a specific estimate of the expected period. The application of the technique is quite effectual based on the fact that it is effective in calculating the actual figures that are believed to be realistic. The calculation of the mean value would clearly explain the number of sales that the company makes on an annual and monthly basis which is a relevant factor to put understand consideration based on the complications involved in coming up with realistic figures when applying actual calculations which are essential for the existence of the company within the industrial domain (Volpe, Ronald P,PhD., C.F.P. & Mumaw, 2015, 89) The use of the mean facilitates the creation of a realistic line of understanding that is based on the realistic figures that are applied when the company is operating within. The use of the evidence is sufficient because it provides a realistic way in which the issue could be effectively tackled leading to the creation of a realistic line of understanding that is beneficial for the overall set up of the organization within the industrial domain (Harrington, 2009, p.78). The current position of the company would be based on its ability to utilize the existing set of figures and come up with an effectual way of making the calculations. The selection of the random sample 50accountss would give the overview of the total accounts that the company receives on a regular basis combined with the expected sales that the company makes during the specific duration. Ideally, it is fundamental to understand the sales are quite positive. The calculation would enable Donald to understand that despite the orders the mean would still remain the same based on the complications involved in the creation of realistic calculations that would address the matter in the most substantive manner that would be beneficial for the whole organizational set up of the company. The understanding of the matter is elaborated by the 5% significant rate that is evident in the practice. It is essential to believe that the figure clearly explains the complications involved in the calculation of the mean by the company through the application of the most precise techniques that are effective in this case. It would lead to the creation of the correct sales forecast that the company would make in the near future based on the unlimited numbers of orders that the company receives from the market on a daily basis while working within the market.

2.7 Customer Satisfaction

A total of twenty questionnaires returned from the field. The distributed questionnaires explained the position of the industry within the market. A look at the response of the market explained the current position of the company within the market.one understands that the company operates positively with the industrial domain. The understanding of the point demands a broader line of understanding on the market. Most of the market preferred to purchase the services that the company provides on a regular basis (Wiggins, 2014, 112). It is beneficial based on the fact that most of the products that were purchased were quite beneficial to the market. It gives a clear indication that there is a high demand for the products with the chosen market. The positive results of the questionnaires give the company a go-ahead to operate within the chosen target market. The existing complications that may exist are easier when tackled in the is an effective manner. The understanding of the issue is vital based on the fact that limited options exist in the operations of the company within the industrial domain. The understanding of the point dictates a broader line of understanding. Limited options are involved by the company penetrating within the chosen market based on the fact that the market is willing to integrate the skeptics of the industry and come up with a creative way of dealing with the issue in the most effective manner. Therefore, the understanding of the market skeptic is essential based on the fact that there is a willing market ready to use the services of the company. The results clearly indicate that a majority of the market that was assessed was adequately satisfied by the services that the company offered in the industry. it is essential to understand that the market was satisfied with the products that Duque company offers within the market. It is essential to understand that several skeptics are involved in this line of operation. Ideally, the inclusion of the factors dictates a general understanding of the German and northern France market in a broader perspective.

3.    Conclusions

In summary, the activities of the company have led to the creation of a positive brand name in the market. The operations of the company over the last three years plays an effective role in explaining the future direction of the company within the global market. Apparently, It is essential to understand that several factors are involved in the creation of the appropriate goals. A total of twenty questionnaires returned from the field. The distributed questionnaires explained the position of the industry within the market. A look at the response of the market explained the current position of the company within the market. Additionally, one understands that the company operates positively with the industrial domain. The expansion of the company activity is dependent on various factors that require a broader line of understanding based on the fact that limited options are required in the generation of the strategies. Ideally, the activity entails coming up with precise ways of understanding the manner in which the German market operates.

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5.    Appendices

Product item 2015 Sales () 2016 Sales () 2017 Sales ()
 printer cartridges 25000 26000 22000
general office supplies 25000 27000 23000
low-cost printers 15000 18000 18000
office furniture 25000 25000 27000
Shredders 25000 29000 29000
paper-based supplies 25000 27000 27000
writing/drawing materials 25000 30000 32000

 

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