You currently work for an automotive parts supply store. Your company
is growing and is considering expansion. The company currently has
three locations (North, South, and Central) in one state. Each parts
supply store carries inventory in four categories. You have been
presented with the sales figures for the last three years for each
location and inventory category by store. Based on this information,
you’re tasked with analyzing current sales for each store by category
and overall total sales by store and category.
Note: This is a four part question.
1.) Explain your approach to setting up your worksheets and organizing the data.
2.) Explain how you will visually represent the data for the total
sales of the individual inventory categories for each location for the
time periods shown.
3.) Explain how you will visually represent the consolidated data for
the sales of all stores and all inventory categories for all time
periods in one chart or graph.
4.) Once you have finished the above tasks, you plan to send the
Excel workbook to your manager for evaluation. Your manger is presenting
your findings to the Board of Directors for justification for
additional capital expenditures. The visual representations need to be
concise and clearly able to support the requested expenditures. Explain
how you would use the integration features of MS Office to incorporate
the Excel information into other presentation media.