Evaluating capital investments for additions or modifications towarehouses, for replacement of equipment or for entirely new facilitiesis a complex activity which involves numerous financial, competitive andother considerations. The financial aspect of capital investments isaddressed and it is shown how ten different investment criteria can bebrought to bear on the capital investment issue. The ten investmentcriteria consist of five primary criteria and five secondary criteria.The primary criteria are payback period in years, nondiscounted rate ofreturn on investment, internal rate of return, Baldwin rate of return,and benefit cost ratio. All ten criteria are described and suggestionsare made when each criterion is appropriate.
International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management – Emerald Publishing
Published: Feb 1, 1991
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