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    Cash Cycles for Amazon

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    1.) Contrast Amazon's cash cycle to that of its competitor Barnes & Noble. Why does Amazon have such an advantage over Barnes & Noble ? What does this suggest as a sales model to other retailers ?

    2a.) How can Boeing have such a long payables period of 208 days ?

    2b.) Given that it takes so long to manufacture aircraft, how can Boeing have a negative cash cycle ?

    2c.) Draw a diagram such as Figure 19.1 on Page 628 to illustrate Boeing's operating cycle.

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    Cash cycles
    Please see the attached PDF diagram for these questions:

    1.) Contrast Amazon's cash cycle to that of its competitor Barnes & Noble. Why does Amazon have such an advantage over Barnes & Noble ? What does this suggest as a sales model to other retailers ?

    Amazon turned over its inventory about 30 times per year, 5 times faster than Barnes & Noble, so it inventory period was shorter. ...

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    The expert contrasts Amazon's cash cycle to that of its competitor Barnes and Noble.

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