Category Archives: Chap 07 Capacity and demand

“Science-based” revenue management

Interesting blog that explains how revenue management systems have changed over time.  It is clearly promoting Rainmaker’s own approach to RM, but even so it provides good insights into how analytics can provide a more sophisticated approach to pricing and … Continue reading

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Here comes the sun!

Over the bank holiday weekend in the UK, solar energy provided more electricity than any other form of power generation.  This Bloomberg article explains exactly how much.  It also has a graphic that shows how wholesale electric prices are being … Continue reading

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JLR job cuts

This article on the BBC Business News website explains that Jaguar Land Rover are reducing their workforce by 1,000.  All of these workers are on temporary contracts.  Tata Motors explain this is because of the fall in sales of diesel … Continue reading

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Aston Martin will “be maxing out its production capability” by end of 2018

Aston Martin had been a loss making operation until 2017.  It’s latest financial results report  a pre-tax profit of £87m, compared with a £163m loss in 2016, and revenue increased by 48% to £876m.  This is because its new CEO … Continue reading

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OEE explained

This Micromax infographic explains OEE very effectively.

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Operations Insight: selling ice cream in the winter

I’ve not blogged about seasonality recently and given the weather we are forecast I thought I should.  Ice cream seems to be the obvious product to talk about at this time of year.  So where better place to look than … Continue reading

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Menu management basics

I mentioned yesterday that I might blog about this subject.  It’s a topic of very great relevance to restaurant operators, and it may have some value to operators in non-food sectors that offer a range of goods. The most frequently … Continue reading

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Performance metrics in the hotel industry

This blog is prompted by two things – a debate on social media concerning RevPAR (revenue per available room) and reports from the recent HOSPACE conference (which focuses on technology in the hospitality industry) also expressing concerns about this metric. … Continue reading

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Airbnb may not be hurting the hotel industry as much as some people think

STR are researching the impact that Airbnb may be having on the hotel industry.  Their full report will be coming out later this year, but they have released some preliminary data.  This suggests the impact is not as great as … Continue reading

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Operations Insight: Brioche Pasquier – capacity expansion plans

Gabriel Pastier started his bakery in 1936 selling brioche, pâtisserie and bread. After his death his five sons decided to continue making his traditional French brioche but to sell it in a wrapper and to market it through supermarkets. This was … Continue reading

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