Seeing how the use of assets affects profitability
Understanding impact on customer satisfaction as well as profitability when using personnel in the most effective way
Making decisions and observing how improvements contribute to financial success in areas such as distribution optimization, stockroom efficiency, scheduling of staff, store traffic strategy, checkout efficiency, customer service and signage and point-of-purchase display
Celemi Apples & Oranges™ is available in four different versions based on different business logics; Manufacturing, Manufacturing-Sales, Retail, and Service.
Grasping how daily decisions impact the company strategically and financially
Learning basic business finance language and the logic of business – “how it works”, continuously identifying improvements in the business processes
Knowing how business generates profits today and how it will need to generate profits in the future, gaining a better appreciation of the issues that arise when implementing major change
Learning how small changes in operations significantly can alter outcomes and improve bottom line results
Participants form the incoming management team of A&O Inc. – an established company 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 retail company.
Teams learn how to monitor cash flow, optimize distribution and store efficiency, create enhanced customer experiences and measure results in the balance sheet and income statement.
Participants of all levels can gain new skills or build
on prior experience to:
Read and interpret financial statements
Determine how their individual or departmental improvements increase profitability and performance
Leverage financial ratios and industry specific key performance indicators to establish priorities and make critical decisions.
Explore the cause-and-effect relationships that govern a company’s financial statements
Develop an intrinsic business sense that will govern their future decisions in everyday work
Apples & Oranges Retail is available in Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, English, Finnish, French, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portugese (Brazil), Spanish European, Swedish.
VIDEO: What is in it for me?
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 white paper “Clarifying Business Acumen”
“Celemi’s learning process communicates the basics of business management as well as important background information unique to Daimler Chrysler. It also makes the financial numbers real and helps everyone to understand how they can be used on a regular basis for planning and management.”
-Project Manager, DaimlerChrysler
“Our top priority for our sales associates is to understand our customers’ businesses. Celemi Apples & Oranges has given our associates a learning tool to visualize the impact our products and services have on our customers’ life blood – cash flow.”
-Vice President, Dun & Bradstreet
“I always felt I’d done a good job if the delivery was made to the right place at the right time. Now I understand that the job is not done until the money is in the bank.”
-Freight Clerk participant, Kühne & Nagel
Why Business Finance?
Your employees will:
Know how to deploy company resources more efficiently
Learn how to read and interpret financial statements
Learn how to identify critical elements affecting profitability
Learn how to analyze financial ratios and key performance indicators
Get an understanding of financial- and management concepts
See how their daily decisions impact the company strategically and financially
See how they continuously can identify improvements in their own business operations
Learn how the business generates profits today, and how it needs to generate profits in the future