Overview: Uncovering organizational inefficiencies is the first step to optimizing performance. In order to determine what inefficiencies exist, you need to
perform a data analysis. A good place to start is with sales. You have to know what data to analyze as well as how to use specific tools for data analysis. Using the
IF function, pivot tables, pie charts, bar charts, and histograms can help you isolate and organize specific data in a way that makes it easier to read. Studying
measures of central tendency can also help reveal important information. After you discover where inefficiencies in sales exist, you need to be able to articulate
the impact this has on the organization.
Prompt: For this assignment, you will use the Vinho Winery Case Study and other course resources to review raw data sets that summarize the production, sales,
and distribution of wine. You will need to analyze the various types of wine and different distribution centers to determine their financial impacts on the
organizations total revenue. All of your analyses need to be submitted in an , and each analysis needs to include a rationale.
Specifically, the must be addressed:
A. Using a pivot table, determine the percentage of from each distribution center. Illustrate your results in the form of a pie chart. Hint:
Create a pivot table using the data spreadsheet as its basis.
B. Generate a labeled bar chart that illustrates the sum of wine varieties sold to each distribution center.
C. Using the pivot table already created, calculate the total amount of revenue generated for each distribution center. Illustrate your results on a bar chart.
Hints: Production cost data is provided in the Costs and Distances tab. Make sure you dont mix your units of measurement (i.e., pallets, cases, or
D. Using the IF function, calculate the central tendencies (mean, median, and mode) of shipment volume for each distribution center. Illustrate your results
in a table. (Do NOT use a pivot table or manually identify each cell to be evaluated.)
E. Analyze the frequency of shipment by size using a histogram. Use the following bin sizes (number of pallets): 72, 48, 24, 18, 12, 6, 3, 1.
F. Create a shipment histogram to show the distribution of shipments for Portland and Riverside. Use the same bin sizes as you did in Part E. Hint: Use the
alphabetical sort for the destination column, and select Data Analysis to plot the frequency of pallet shipments using the bin sizes listed for the two
G. Provide a summary statement that describes the inefficiencies in the organizational sales analysis. In your response, explain why this information is
important for .
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