I’m working on a writing discussion question and need an explanation to help me learn.
Each week, you will be asked to respond to the prompt or prompts in the discussion forum. Your initial post should be 75-150 words in length, and is due on Sunday. By Tuesday, you should respond to two additional posts from your peers.
This week we covered Chapter 9, Evaluating Decentralized Operations and Chapter 10, Differential Analysis and Product Pricing. Decentralized Operations is when decision making and authority is transferred to subunits of the company. This is the difference in revenue and expenses between different products. Please choose a company which produces more than one product. Take at least two of these products and discuss the different costs between these two products which may make one more profitable than the other. It is not allowed to use the same company as a student from a previous post in Week 5.
Please make an initial post and two replies to either your classmates or professor. The initial post must be at least 75-150 words with one external reference in APA format, while your replies must be at least 100 words.
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Week 5 Discussion
For this week, I chose Lego. Lego makes many different themed sets such as Christmas, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Marvel, and many more. They sell individiual brick sets with a few different colors and they have the LegoLand theme park. The first item is on Amazon’s #1 best seller list for Lego, and it is the Lego Creator Pet Shop of 2,032 pieces with a price of $349.99. The other item is the Lego Apple Tree House of 539 pieces and it costs $199.94. The Pet Shop would be more profitable since it is a best seller and the cost is higher. If the product wasn’t so popular, it is possible the Tree House could be more profitable depending on how much revenue it would bring in.
Week 5 Discussion
The company that I decided to use for this discussion was Adidas. They are one of the popular shoe brands out right now. The products I wanted to use were one of the two best selling products and the least selling products. The best product is called the Adidas Ultraboost 20 shoes and the least selling is the Adidas Adilette Comfort Slides. Most customers like to buy and wear sneakers more than the slides, unless there’s a sale going on for that product or if there is something fancy about the product.