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2 Tyler Automotive, Inc. supplies 1,000 independent auto parts stores in the U.S. Each store is called on 12 times a year, and the average sales call lasts 30 minutes. Assuming a salesperson works 40-hours a week, 50 weeks a year, and devotes 75% of the time to actual selling--how many salespeople does Tyler Automotive need? (show your calculations).

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  • 7 years ago
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    Actual selling time is 6,000 hours per year.

    Each person works 2,000 hours per year and spends 0.75(2,000) = 1500 hours per year selling.

    Simply dividing 6000/1500 = 4 salespeople.

    This calculation doesn't take travel time into account. In the real world, more salespeople will be needed.

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  • 7 years ago

    First find the total time of sales calls per year for all the stores:

    (1000 stores)(12 calls/store)(30 minutes/call) = 360,000 minutes = 6,000 hours

    Next find the total time each salesperson sells per year:

    (50 weeks)(40 hours/week)*0.75 = 1,500 hours/salesperson

    Finally, find the number of salespeople needed:

    (6000 hours) / (1500 hours/salesperson) = 4 salespeople

  • 7 years ago

    1000 stores X 12 calls per year =12,000 calls

    12,000 calls X 30 min each = 360,000 mins in sales calls.

    360,000 mins/60 mins per hour = 6,000 hours needed per year

    40 hr work week X .75 (time spent on selling)= 30 hrs a week (per sales person)

    30 hr X 50 weeks per year = 1,500 hours per sales person per year

    6,000 hours of coverage needed/1,500 hours per sales person = 4 sales people needed.

    Source(s): I used my brain thanks
  • 7 years ago

    h=hours, w=weeks, m=minutes. 40h x 50w = 2000h. 2000h x 3/4 = 1500h. 1500h x 60 = 90000m. One clerk can call 90,000 minutes a year. 90000m / 12months = 7,500m per month. 7500m / 30 = 250 calls per month, so they would need 4 clerks.

    Source(s): My mind
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  • 4 years ago

    Yeah, what's going down with america at present? Tutors who are imagined to help their scholars are judging them after they search aid and cussing them out for what they don't know!

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