Business analysis

What are the basics for planning analysis?

complete information, industry knowledge, country knowledge, market knowledge, competitor knowledge, customer knowledge

Can planning & analysis find out critical success factors and drivers?


Is the purpose of planning & analysis to identify trend?


What are an orders of importance of competitors?

In term of turnover and profitability

How to decide reward system with so many uncontrolled factors?

With adjustment

How to ensure budget figures are accurate?

compare with last year, current month, source of change, ratio analysis

How to ensure budget profit figures are close to the facts?

compare budget figures with those of top ten customers

How to ensure budget figures are based on the most reliable and current information?

compared with customer budget

Why budget figures is important?

explore business opportunity and risk

Why is budget accuracy difficult?

information not available, too much unaudited information

Does Budget facilitates alerts?


Budget facilitates advance planning?


Budget can identify critical uncontrollable factors?


What will be the result of inaccurate budget

wrong human resource planning, over commitment, idle costs

What are the most common type of business analysis?

  • Revenue management
  • Investment/valuation on new opportunity
  • Total cost analysis of trucking department, truck and driver
  • Cost reduction
  • Sourcing
  • Consolidation
  • Financial option, sourcing, lease or purchase, truck type, serial number  and size
  • Competitor analysis
  • Source of change analysis
  • Efficiency
  • Idle capacity
  • Size of truck
  • Driver efficiency vs driver information
  • Transport efficiency vs driver information

What are business analysis on sourcing?

  • Insourcing or outsourcing
  • Local, country source or foreign source
  • Single source or dual source
  • Disintermediation
  • Combine purchasing power of vendor
  • Vendor selection

What are business analysis on organization and structure?

  • Location
  • Merger Acquisition, horizontal and vertical
  • Partnership
  • Disintermediation