BACKGROUND OF THE CASE
Ms. Giesel Reyes, the proprietor of Clean Wash Laundromat, reread the recently received fax from Hair cuts, a well-established chain of beauty parlors. Hair cuts is proposing a business deal with Ms. Reyes wherein Hair Cuts will avail of the wash, dry and fold service of Clean Wash Laundromat at 15% off the regular price. The service will cover a period of four months from June to September, which are peak months for Clean Wash Laundromat and will entail 60 kg per week or 240 kg per month of laundry.
Clean w\Wash Laundromat was established two years ago with an initial investment of P800, 000.00. Located near to prominent universities and several residential condominiums, Clean Wash caters mostly to students who live in dormitories and to residents of condominiums. It offers three basic services: wash, dry and fold; pressing and dry-cleaning. Except for dry-cleaning services, all services are done in-house. Dry cleaning is subcontracted to Dry Cleaning experts and is offered at a 15% mark-up.
Clean Wash Laundromat operates seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. It has 5 washing machines, 5 dryers and 3 flat irons. A washing machine and a dryer can handle a maximum of 15 loads of 3 kg laundry per day (1 load=3kg). Clean Wash offers next day pick-up service. Upon request of the customer, Clean Wash can arrange a same day pick-up or the customer can wait in the shop at no extra cost.
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
Should Ms. Reyes accept the proposal of Hair Cuts?
ARES OF CONSIDERATION
Wash, Dry, Fold
AVERAGE NUMBER OF LOADS PER MONTH (1 load=3kg)
ELECTRICITY BILLS (IN PESOS)
P30,000 per month
P1,060 per day x 30 days
P31, 800 per month
Depreciation of machines
P4,166 per month
(Washing machine and dryer costs on average P50,000 each)
P1,400 per month
average of P76.8 per load
average of P0.50 per load
average of P4.50 per load
b. Qualitative Factors
It may bring a bad reputation to Clean Wash for not accepting the business deal.
The supplier of detergent may give discounts to Clean Wash for an additional order of detergent.
Additional workload for Clean Wash
The regular customers may know that Clean Wash gave 15% of the regular price to Hair Cuts.
IV. ALTERNATIVE COURSES OF ACTION
a. Reject/decline the proposal of Hair Cuts.
b. Accept the proposal of Hair Cuts.
1 washing machine
15 x 3 = 45
15 x 30 = 450
45 x 30 = 1350
5 washing machine
15 x 5 = 75
45 x 5 = 225
450 x 5 = 2250
1350 x 5 = 6750
AVERAGE NUMBER OF LOADS PER MONTH (1 Load=3 Kg)
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