| Saturday, February 28, 2009 - 05:47 am |
Hello, I was wondering, Is there a way to see what all my corps need and a way to contract the materials to them that i might be needing( like i need services and i have a service corps)? I know you can contract them and order what you want but is there a way to see what all the corps need and order the monthly usage at the same time?
| Saturday, February 28, 2009 - 11:19 am |
So, you want to set up a standing contract that runs indefinately from one corporation in your country to another. Such a thing is called trading on the local market and is encouraged in game in the form of business score.
To set up a standing contract like this, go to a corporation page, to the product offered section (or supplies sections), click the link to review corporation contracts. The page will be boring atm, no contacts anywhere. Click on the link propose new contract to corporations or countries. Type in the name of your own country. The next page has drop down menus to select the corporation you want to sell to and you enter the smount you want to contract. Once youve set up a contract, you have to go to the review contracts page of the buying corporation to accept the order (or you can do this from one of the links at the top of the list corporations page).
This process will take a bit of micromanagement but is recommended.
I have a further question on this topic. When i set contracts like the above, they sometimes go down. I suspect it is because the prodcution of a coroporation changes and the ordering is cut by a similar amount. Is this true? is there a way of preventing it?
| Saturday, February 28, 2009 - 11:57 am |
I am trying this with a FMU corp mostly, but others also, and it seems there should be a "look local first" button or something. I've only got 40 or so corps so far, each with 10 to 20 supply items, so that is a lot of mucking about. Initially I was having trouble with the "contract not met" message, even though the FMU company was at full production and the "reserve stock for contracts" box was ticked, but not now. I didn't do anything. It just worked after a while. There is another page I kept getting by accident that does a one off trade that works a little differently.
Having said all of this, according to some posts I've read, and some chat, all this is a bad idea because the (hopefully) high quality of product from your own corps mean you pay too much for supplies.
| Saturday, February 28, 2009 - 05:46 pm |
was wondering, is there a page you can review that will let you see the total amount of each product that all your companies need, so you can contract the exact monthly usage for each supply product? such as almost all corps need factory Maintenance Units is there a screen i can go to to see the monthly total amount needed, or do i have to check the supplies of each corps one at a time?
| Saturday, February 28, 2009 - 11:01 pm |
"total amount of each product that all your companies need"
check the corp page towards the bottom
or under trade click local corpporations
then Country Trading with your own corporations
OR PLAY WITH
Time Based Strategy(s)
When ordering products, start the bid at the following pct of the market price: %
For each month that the products are not delivered, increase the offered price by: %
AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS
mebe them kontractes aint wurth yer time
| Monday, March 2, 2009 - 04:50 am |
Your corporations will make money if you sell high quality and buy lower quality. If you buy high quality and sell low quality most corporations will bankrupt fast.
Setting up contracts with your own corporations will force you to make at least one of the mistakes. Either buying higher quality or selling lower quality.
If you keep everything at quality 100 your corporations wouldn't go bankrupt but your country will. Strategic corporations are an exception. But they still lose a lot of money. People build them for strategic reasons.
| Monday, March 2, 2009 - 06:48 am |
If you keep everything at quality 100 your corporations wouldn't go bankrupt but your country will.
why countries will go bankrupt?