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    interesting question

    Hi,
    I have a set of data that belong to a company revenue generated through many different products.
    In total 2000 producst.
    So the data is like this
    Product Revenue
    Product 1 $2000

    The list goes on to Product 2000 and revenue varies.
    The question is to determine which products to promote. There is no set budget.
    So based on revenue the question asks to suggest which products to promote. (Company principle is to promote higher revenue making products) but how do you determine the most optimum point.
    I sorted all valued from high to low and created a chart. Then added a linear trend line.
    And I was going to take the intercepting point as the optimum point?
    Any ideas please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kotum45 View Post
    Hi,
    I have a set of data that belong to a company revenue generated through many different products.
    In total 2000 producst.
    So the data is like this
    Product Revenue
    Product 1 $2000

    The list goes on to Product 2000 and revenue varies.
    The question is to determine which products to promote. There is no set budget.
    So based on revenue the question asks to suggest which products to promote. (Company principle is to promote higher revenue making products) but how do you determine the most optimum point.
    I sorted all valued from high to low and created a chart. Then added a linear trend line.
    And I was going to take the intercepting point as the optimum point?
    Any ideas please?
    There is no optimum since you don't know how much promotion costs or what the return is against product line revenue.

    That is this is an ill-posed problem and whoever asked it need to go away and rethink what they really want.

    CB
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