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Dynamic Business Modeling Course
Class 2 – Stocks, Decisions, External factors and performance

We know that resources drive performance - customers drive sales, staff and capacity drive our ability to serve those customers and fulfil those sales. So we can understand changing performance much better if we lay out these causal relationships rigorously, including the simple arithmetic defining how each item depends on others. And those factors driving performance must also be changing, so this class shows the value of displaying time-charts on those factors too - rates of change for customer-numbers, purchase rates, staffing, productivity, and so on.

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Topics covered in this class:

  • 2.1   How Stocks, Decisions and External factors drive performance **
  • 2.2   Using standard customers-to-sales relationships
  • 2.3   Using standard relationships on the supply-side of the business
  • 2.4   What to do when the objective is a Stock
  • 2.5   Defining non-financial performance, and using look-ups
  • 2.6   Setting up segmentation

** This segment is included in the "Getting started" course.

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