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1,220 - Ramping Up Production

June 27th, 2016

Episode 411 of 462 episodes

You have to spend money to make money. Learn about making more of your company’s product in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:42 Explanations: 3:53 Fast dialog: 17:25 Kareem: Have you seen the latest sales figures? We need to ramp up production right now. Valerie: We don’t know if that increase is simply a blip or a trend. Kareem: Those sales figures are significantly above projected levels. Our product is in demand and we need to meet that demand with a larger production run. Valerie: But that would mean a big increase in capital outlay. Kareem: We have to spend money to make money. We don’t want to be caught short if sales continue like this. Valerie: But if they don’t, we’d be saddled with a huge surplus in inventory. Kareem: When we rolled out this new product, we hoped it would catch on and it has. Are we going to sit on our hands and do nothing? Valerie: I guess you’re right. Should we increase production by 10 percent? Kareem: Ten percent? We’re doubling production. Valerie: Doubling production?! Are you crazy? Kareem: Crazy like a fox. Script by Dr. Lucy Tse