I HAVE MOSTLY COMPLETED THIS ASSIGNMENT. WHAT I NEED IS FOR IT TO BE REVIEW, CORRECTED, AND COMPLETED WHERE NECCESSARY. AS IT STANDS ITS ABOUT 90% COMPLETE. KINDLY COMPLETE THE XCEL DOCUMENT AND ANSWER THE QUESTIONS BELOW ON THE WORD DOCUMENT.
Short Answer Questions
[20 points] For the first relocation project carried by Route 11 Potatoes Chips, please identify and briefly describe the different project stages, based on the information contained in the article “Route 11 Potato Chips finds success as a cult in a fiercely competitive market”.
[20 points] If Route 11 Potatoes Chips were to continue to grow, briefly describe how they will select which expansion alternative is the more suitable among the numerous projects that could be done.
Project Valuation Problem
[60 points] Mini case: Route 11 Potatoes Chips has decided to expand and open a new production facility. There are three projects with three different locations for the factory. The file Route11.xlsx contains an aggregated summary of the inflow and outflows for each project over a horizon of 6 years. Also, there is a brief description of each location including potential design improvements. A Multi-Weighted Scoring Matrix is also provided in the file. Based on the article and in the information provided in the MS Excel file, please answer the following questions:
[25 points] Assuming a MARRmarket of 13.5% and an inflation rate of 1.9% over the 6 years, rank each alternative considering the financial criteria provided in the matrix (use a 1-3 scale, where 1 is the least liked alternative).
[25 points] Based on the brief description of each alternative and based on the article your read, rank each alternative (and briefly justify your ranking) considering the strategic and operational criteria provided in the matrix (use a 1-3 scale, where 1 is the least liked alternative). Which criteria are Strategic (would support long term growth of Route 11? Which criteria are Operational (would support the day to day operations of Route 11)?
[10 points] Would your rankings change if the potential design improvements for each alternative are implemented?