I'm getting overwhelmed by having to manually adjust prices every minute or two to keep up with inflation or changing market conditions. I tried hiring a COO but my profits nosedived into oblivion even though I had several monopolies.
Also I find it hard to keep up with when I run out of raw resources (like mines) and have to build new ones and manually link everything again.
Is there easier ways of doing these things?
For easily linking the mines: Build a Warehouse between your mine and the production line of your products. The production buys it from the warehouse. If a mine runs out, you only have to renew the link in the warehouse, no matter how many factories are connected to it.
Adjusting the prices: Now it's getting a bit more complicated: There is a better (not easier, but more efficient and cheaper) way than doing it by AI automatically. Go to your products in the menu. Click on for example Shampoo. Now you see each shop in which you sell shampoo in for example Vancouver. Adjust the prices for one shop by clicking "+" or "-", so the price is competitive regarding your competitors and the local average price. Now you click "Apply all". All the prices of shampoo in Vancouver are now adjusted. You don't have to click in each store.
Once or twice per year I am going through every product and every city and adjust the prices. 13-15 min, despite having control over 81 products.
Sounds complicated, but it's the best way making the most of it in my opinion.