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We're hiring...

Posted by ACopani on November 22, 2016 at 7:10 AM

We're hiring Business Development Manager to join our team ... APPLY HERE


As a Business Development Manager, you will play an important role in CAG’s growth and success. You will be responsible for representing and promoting CAG to external clients in the hope of securing contracts with them. You will also work with various CAG divisions to come up with new ways to generate high quality leads.

All work will be done independently, with physical meetings carried out over the course of the year as needed. The CAG team is looking forward to learn more about how you'll play an integral role in building CAG's customer base!


Arlinda Copani

 

 

 





CAG Explains - Before Evaluating a Demand Equation

Posted by ACopani on November 8, 2016 at 10:50 AM

Before evaluating a demand equation  .. ask the following questions:

    • Does this estimated equation make economic sense?
    • How well does the equation track past data?
    • To what extent is the recent past a predictable guide to the future?


Arlinda Copani

CAG Explains - What Influence The Work that Your Business is Capable of Completing

Posted by ACopani on October 31, 2016 at 9:35 AM

The amount of work that your business is capable of completing in a given period can be influenced by:

1- Technical abilities in the per-operation stages

2- Organizational skills in the planning stages

3- Purchasing skills

4- Sub-contracting skills

5- Maintenance policies and abilities

6- Versatility of workforce

7- Efficiency of workforce

 

 

 Arlinda Copani

CAG Explains - Improvement in Efficiency

Posted by ACopani on September 21, 2016 at 12:50 AM

The improvement in efficiency is achieved through:


1. Improved layout and design of workplace.

2. Improved and efficient work procedures.

3. Effective utilization of employees, machines and materials.

4. Improved design or specification of the final product.



Arlinda Copani

8 Ways to Gain Efficiency on the Plant Floor

Posted by ACopani on August 22, 2016 at 2:25 PM

In PRECAST- INC (July -Aug 2016) I discussed 8 Ways to Gain Efficiency on the Plant Floor (page 39)



Arlinda Copani

CAG Explains - PRODUCT ANALYSIS

Posted by ACopani on August 3, 2016 at 9:25 AM

Many factors have to be analyzed in connection with development and design, Some of these may be grouped as follows:

1. Marketing Aspect

2. Product Characteristics

Functional aspect,

Operational aspect,

Durability and dependability aspects,

Aesthetic aspect.

3.Economic Analysis

The profit consideration,

The effect of standardization, simplification, and specialization,

The break-even analysis.

4.Production Aspect

All these factors are interrelated and each presents many issues that have to be carefully considered


Arlinda Copani

CAG Explains - Rules of Plant Layout

Posted by ACopani on May 12, 2016 at 10:45 AM

Rules of plant layout: 

  • Integration: Integrate people, materials, machines and supporting services to get the optimum utilization.
  • Minimum distance: distance traveled by the people and materials should be minimal...straight line movement should be preferred.
  • Space utilization: Utilize both horizontal and vertical space.
  • Flow: make the materials to move in forward direction towards the completion stage.No backtracking.
  • Flexibility: take into account future requirements.
  • Safety, security and satisfaction.
  • Minimum handling: use the material handling to the minimum.

Do not forget, however, location. The efficency with which products are transported to the customers makes the election of location a key decision.


Arlinda Copani

CAG Explains - When do you decide it's time to pivot and when do you decide your product isn't going anywhere?

Posted by ACopani on April 7, 2016 at 1:50 PM


There are four simple rules to solve this problem.

Talk to your customers and find out ...

  1. -- Do your customers see a problem?
  2. -- Do your customers want to solve that problem?
  3. -- Will your customers pay to solve that problem?
  4. -- Can your business actually solve that problem?

Try to solve those questions. If the answers are no for any of those questions... You must move on.


Arlinda Copani





CAG Explains - Sampling Plan

Posted by ACopani on April 4, 2016 at 11:35 AM

After deciding on the research approach and instruments... you must design a sampling plan.

Sampling plan calls for three decisions.

1. Sampling unit... Who is to be surveyed?

2. Sample size... How many people should be surveyed?

3. Sampling procedure... How should the respondents be chosen?


Arlinda Copani

CAG Explains - Why Do Products Fail?

Posted by ACopani on March 30, 2016 at 11:35 AM

Every business must develop new new products wich shapes the business' future.

Several reasons hinder products success... here are some:

- In spite of negative market research findings...a favorite idea is pushed through

- The idea is good...the market size is overestimated.

- The product is not well designed.

- The product is incorrectly position in the market, not advertised effectively , or overpriced.

- The product fails to gain sufficient distribution coverage or support.

- Development costs are higher than expected.


Arlinda Copani




 

 


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