Detection Of Latent Reserves Of Wholesale Trade In Food Industry In Conditions Of Economic Crisis
The article considers approaches to identifying and assessing latent reserves in the global economic crisis in the food industry, as strategically important for the country. The aim is to consider the possibility of identifying latent reserves in wholesale trade of the food industry. The measurement model of latent variables is chosen as the research methodology, which allows to take into account internal and external variables and is based on the provisions of factor analysis. Theoretical research of the concept allowed to substantiate the reserve as an untapped opportunity for the development of economic entities, which are enterprises, and increase their competitiveness by identifying hidden values, and for further effective operation of entities used resources. Types of latent reserves of wholesale trade in food industry in crisis conditions are substantiated. Latent reserves with correlated features were selected by factor analysis. The variance of the variables for the five selected factors and the standard deviation of the normalized value are calculated. As a result of the calculations, the treatment for two identified factors was chosen. The coefficients of connections between external and internal latent variables are determined and the probable latent features are singled out. The calculations showed a significant pressure, depending on the severity of external influences, so on the scale of measurement, experts gave higher scores on the last parameters, which are reflected in the constructed matrix. The results of the study allowed us to trace the links between external and internal latent variables and to build a SWOT-analysis for food industry enterprises, which allowed to outline the prospects for the functioning of food industry enterprises.