Capital Intensive Concept


Capital Intensive parts are have:

  • High purchase cost
  • Long inventory cycle times
  • High inventory cost


We stock Bulldozer belts for Caterpillar, Hitachi, Komatsu, etc. The average cost per belt is $30,000 . We sell them at an average sales price of $50,000 .

Our inventorycycle time per belt is approximately 1 year and our cost of capital is 12% .

Thus our inventory cost incurred per item is 0.12*30,000 or $3600 .

Each belt ties up on average $30,000 in capital and we incur an inventory cost of $3600 . This is a Capital Intensive item.

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Ole Ersoy

Ole Ersoy

Founder of Firefly Semantics Corporation