Managing Your Frozen Pizza Business
Our exercise simulates the types of decisions all managers will make in their planning and controlling functions. Although there are formulas and templates to facilitate the process, ultimately it is the manager’s judgement that interprets the data. Effective decision making often relies on doing the correct analysis in order to support instinct.
In this Course Project, we will complete these interrelated activities.
You own a frozen pizza manufacturing and distribution business. Our premium product, Buzz All Natural Pizza appeals to the adult learners at DeVry University. A marketing survey revealed a time-starved segment that is always in need of energy at the end of the day or week in order to do their schoolwork. Also being poor time managers, this homogenous group requires a more direct form of intervention in order to reach peak academic performance. In order to meet this need, your pizza has caffeinated tomato sauce.
Details and Instructions
Download this Course Project Spreadsheet (Links to an external site.). You are responsible for entering data in each of the spreadsheets (see tabs at the bottom of the file). Each spreadsheet represents a deliverable. Data entry is required in the yellow highlighted cells. After you have input into the prescribed formulas, you are to explain the calculated answers.
There are instructions in each of the five worksheets. The worksheets are submitted in the weeks, as indicated below. This is a summary of the requirements.
The Operating Budget (Week 3)
The Cash Budget (Week 3)
To see details of this assignment, go to the Week 3 Course Project: Deliverable #1 Overview page. Submit your deliverable(s) to the Week 3 Course Project: Deliverable #1 Submission page.
Performance Evaluation (Week 5)
Incremental Analysis: Do We Outsource? (Week 5)
To see details of this assignment, go to the Week 5 Course Project: Deliverable #2 Overview page. Submit your deliverable(s) to the Week 5 Course Project: Deliverable #2 Submission page.
Course Project Justification (Week 7)