recommendation.First of all there were three zones that we need to identify
for the following different areas of europe that was identified in the case
Zone 1 - (France, Spain, Netherlands) - £300 per store
Zone 2 - (Poland, Czech, Finland) - £450 per store
Zone 3 – (Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria) - £750 per store.
The predecessors plan would work if there were 10 stores openings per week,
at the same location and distance from elc. The process of opening a
franchise could take anywhere from a week to several months depending on
location and negotiations. It would take approximately 70 days to open the
cafe once a contract was signed according to the table in the case study. If
the franchisee didn’t have place for the cafe, eIc would help in finding a
location. Then the internet connection had to be installed by the local
telecom supplier which could take a few months.
I believe that if they created a centralized warehouse would benefit them
because it would significantly reduce the cost, the amount of staffing and
simplify the logistics and franchisee would have a better idea when they
would be receiving the orders. If you take lead time into affect it could cause
an increase in safety stock.
1. UPS would not provide billing services direct to the franchisee
2. eIc would need to buy the equipment and take ownership of the goods
3. eIc would need to pay a