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Published: Jan 10th, 2013
National Book Store is the largest bookstore chain in the Philippines with 128 branches in the country. It opened its first overseas branch, in Hong Kong, in September 2007. National Book Store is a joint venture of retail giants SM Prime Holdings (75%) and Ayala Corporation (25%). Robinsons Land Corporation and Megaworld Corporation exited the twenty year-old National Book Store retail joint venture on 1 January 2010. In a span of five years, Ernst & Young bestowed the second Entrepreneur of the Year Philippines award to National Book Store’s founder and chairman, Mrs. Socorro C. Ramos. This prestigious award is bestowed to an individual that best embodies entrepreneurial spirit, financial performance, strategic direction, community/global impact, innovation, and personal integrity/influence. The award is presented annually in more than 125 cities in 40 countries worldwide. Hard work, perseverance and a keen sense of entrepreneurship may be attributed to her success. Winning the award is a true testament to Mrs. Ramos’ dedication and innate passion to her life’s purpose. It was a defining moment in National Book Store’s history and one that would surely fire the flames for the future generation to carry on the company’s legacy.
With the observations achieved by the reports the following are the approaches that were used to in this operation analysis for the mentioned company.
PLANT LAYOUT As the yuletide season is continues to fill the air, most business adapt this time frame in stores. At such this is also the time sales hit their highest so mostly Christmas