I think we’re doing something very wrong in this country… or at least my company. We base the hours we’re allowed and the stock on the shelves by what we did last year.
Well, but if you only have what you sold last year, that guarantees that sales will be no more than they were then and will probably be smaller. Shouldn’t there be some planned growth? Like, last year plus 20% or something? Hours too- if you don’t have the man-power, you’re going to lose sales and there is, in fact, a limit on how much one person can accomplish in one hour.
This strangle hold on stock and man-power seems to me to be a way to go out of business slowly.
Also, if you’re going to implement new and slower and more complex equipment, right before Christmas does not seem the optimal time to do it.