Knowing how their business generates profits today and how it will need to generate profits in the future
Understanding the meaning of working capital and how the use of assets affects the profitability
Gaining a better appreciation of the issues that arise when scaling a company for growth
Understanding the meaning and leverage effects of value and business drivers.
Key performance indicators
Profit and loss statement
Economy of scale
Value added services
Celemi Apples & Oranges™ brings financial statements to life through its simple, visual hands-onvmodel of a company.
Participants form the incoming management team of A&O Inc. – an established company that is facing some tough challenges.
The team will track the company from mediocrity to excellence via a series of exercises designed to elucidate the foundation of business in a manufacturing company.
Teams learn how to monitor cash flow, make resource utilization, build a profitable customer base and measure results in the balance sheet and income statement.
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Participants of all levels can gain new skills or build on prior experience to:
Read and interpret financial statements
Identify critical elements affecting profitability
Analyze financial ratios and key performance indicators and make priorities accordingly
Understand how to build a customer base that will yield both short-term profit and long-term profitable and sustainable growth
Use Celemi Apples & Oranges™ to:
Create a common vision throughout the organization
Build a shared baseline understanding of financial and management concepts
Communicate key messages during times of organizational change.
Today, Business Acumen is a key competence and competitive advantage. Business acumen is, according us, commercial understanding applied. It is the ability to put knowledge into practice and make sound decisions.
Business Acumen includes:
Seeing the big picture: Understanding the business and the market and what drivers influence it.
Decision-making: Being able to make trade-offs of decisions, short and long-term.
Strategic thinking: Being apt to turning strategies into operational action.
Leading change: Be able to make change happen by aligning and empowering employees
Analytical thinking: Ability to analyze market data
Download our whitepaper “Clarifying Business Acumen”
“Put into a nutshell, Celemi Apples & Oranges™ demystifies finance: complex principles are clarified within one day without previous knowledge being required. But more important, our people are highly enthusiastic about the program and the gut-feel understanding it provides, especially when transferring the key learning points into the daily business.”
Business Services Consultant, Siemens
“In one of our factories we came up with £1 million worth of potential improvements as a direct result of the Celemi business simulation.”
“Celemi Apples & Oranges™ surpassed our expectations by a wide margin. It not only gives us a foundation to build on – it also creates enthusiasm and gets people involved. These are essential components for us as we launch our development program.”