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Profits declined considerable in 2010 and 2011 after a good performance in 2009. The reasons were mixed but controllable. In 2009, revenues were up and expenditure was low. In 2010, expenses were pretty much the same but revenues dropped, creating less profits. In 2011, revenues were up but so were the expenses.
Main areas for profit have been rooms division sales and food and beverage sales. Main areas for loss have been more than expected expenditure by housekeeping and kitchen. Profits and losses are also closely linked to the quality of our Standard Operating Procedures. Poor procedures that are inefficient lead to more labour costs and higher expenditure figure at the end of the financial year.
1.2Profits and loss are linked to each decision made on every single day throughout the financial year within the organization. No one person or operation can lead to surprising losses. They are a chain reaction, one decision leading to the other catastrophe. Although Crimson is not in loss, the profits are not as much as they could be considering the fact that we have done better at same scales in the past.
Reasons for less than expected profits at Crimson are due to several factors across an array of hierarchical issues and personnel. A few of these are:
Poor employee interaction High internal workplace politics Weak SOPs Unregulated working hours and Roster management Poor Inventory management High food costs Poor service leading to higher discounts Higher interest rates from banks Lack of employee induction and training
1.3Crimsons new Corporate Marketing Plan is all about attracting new customers and retaining them through excellent service standards. Inform-Attract-Deliver-Retain is the new strategy under which they plan to re-launch their hotel brand to promote growth within mid-segment market. This entails companies, which are looking for medium-priced accommodation option for their employees and clients. Critical dates for the new plan are set in accordance with the fact that it will take around 8 months to make the plan fully functional and achievable:
Charting the Plan1 Month
Finance Allocation2 Weeks
First Result Cycle2 Months
Primary resources that would be required for the corporate marketing plan will be:
1. Finances from liquid funds/loans2. Assets from already existing register3. Human resources4. Equipment, facilities and supplies
1.4Cash flow is the dominant tool to analyse the performance of a company. Cash flow is the movement of money into or out of a business, project, or financial product. It is usually measured during a specified, finite period of time. Measurement of cash flow can be used for calculating other parameters that give information on a company's value and situation. Cash flow can be used, for example, for calculating parameters: To determine a project's rate of return or value. To determine problems with a business's liquidity. As an alternative measure of a business's profits when it is believed that accrual accounting concepts do not represent economic realities. Cash flow can be used to evaluate the 'quality' of income generated by accrual accounting. When net income is composed of large non-cash items it is considered low quality. To evaluate the risks within a financial product.In case of Crimson, analysing the cash of flow over last three years, we observe the following:201120102009
Cash Operating Profit$435.84$402.45$493.56
It clearly shows that the money management has improved over the last few years and long-term investments have been more closely monitored to be invested in. purchase of fixed assets has increased and so has the sale of fixed assets. Interest received has also seen a substantial rise in last two years while the long-term deposits placed with subsidiaries have reduced.
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2.1 Resource allocation is the distribution of resources usually financial - among competing groups of people or programs. Resource management and hence, careful and planned allocation is vital to reduce waste, maximize efficiency and making required resources readily available to the managers. Achieving such target would put the company in a very strong position wherein all the managers have access to all the resources they require and such resources are being used at multiple levels across multiple departments making full use of time and efforts. This will give Crimson a strong competitive advantage and reduce its costs further and ensure higher product and service quality. In order to achieve this, it is important for the resources manager to know and understand what resources are required, where can these be arranged from, what resource is meant for more than one purposes, who need what resource, when and how frequently; and, the respective budgeting for such resources. Following will be the resources required by Crimson for the new plan: Manpower (Engineering and Maintenance) Human Resource (Operations) Financing Stakeholder Communication Personnel Marketing Resources Media Resources IT Resources2.2Additional Cost Estimation Plan:ItemCost