Production Capacity Calculator for a Business Plan

This free production capacity template can be used to estimate the machinery, production facilities and labor resources required by a manufacturing business to enable it to make sufficient product to satisfy its forecast sales demand and inventory levels.

Last modified June 18th, 2019 by Michael Brown
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Product Positioning Map Calculator

The product positioning map calculator provides a quick and easy method to produce a perceptual map showing how the products of a business and its competitors fit into a target market. The calculator allows details of up to ten products to be entered.

Last modified February 11th, 2019 by Michael Brown
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Limiting Factor Analysis

Limiting factor analysis is a technique used by a business to identify which of its products should be manufactured in order to maximize profits when there are scare resources. It can be used as part of a financial projection in order to ensure that unit sales forecasts do not exceed available production capacity.

Last modified January 29th, 2019 by Michael Brown
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Product Lifecycle

All businesses develop products which have a limited economic life and defined product life cycle. Each year a business will develop new models of a product and introduce them to the market to replace older models which are starting to become obsolete.

It is important that the financial projections and the business plan make allowance for these product life cycles, as any errors in the timing of product development can lead to revenue, net income, and cash flow shortages, ultimately resulting in the failure of the business.

Last modified June 21st, 2019 by Michael Brown
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Product and Technology in a Business Plan

This is one of a series of articles on the contents of a simple business plan.

The product and technology section is the place where you describe what your product is and the technology behind it. It should also cover the products uses and the current state of its development and readiness for the market.

Last modified January 29th, 2019 by Michael Brown
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