Fundação Getúlio Vargas Comparison of Competitor Supply Chain Metrics Paper


Consider the information for two competitors in the same industry—Company A and Company B—and then answer the following questions.

Company A – All figures are in thousands

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Net Income = $2,737; Sales Revenue = $69,495; Total Stockholder Equity = $10,953; Cost of Goods Sold = $51,320; Inventory = $8,309; PP&E = $11,990; Accounts Receivable = $22,105

Company B – All figures are in thousands

Net Income = $1,910; Sales Revenue = $15,130; Total Stockholder Equity = $7,725; Cost of Goods Sold = $12,123; Inventory = $875; PP&E = $3,295; Accounts Receivable = $8,013

  1. Calculate ROE, ART, INVT, and PPET (calculations should be included in an appendix after the references page).
  2. Judge which company is more efficient at using its assets.
  3. Hypothesize which company may have excess inventory.
  4. Explain which company is using its plant and equipment to its best advantage.
  5. Anticipate what C2C cycle time information may contribute to understanding inventory conditions in each company.

Submission Requirements:

  • Prepare a 3- to 4-page paper (not including the required title and reference pages and the appendix) detailing and compiling the specifics to items 1-5 above. Need information on how to create an appendix? Visit “How do I do an Appendix in APA style?” (Links to an external site.)
  • Support your paper with a minimum of two current (published in the most recent five years) scholarly sources from the CSU-Global Library, in addition to any course textbooks or lecture material you decide to use.
  • Format your entire paper according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing & APA (Links to an external site.).
  • Be clear, concise, and focused. Be sure to organize your writing properly and include an introduction; headings/subheadings for the body of your work; analysis and recommendations (if applicable); a conclusion; list of references; and an appendix.

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