Calculate the total cost, Financial Accounting

1.  The average annual investment cost of a workstation in New Jersey has been calculated to be $100,000.  It has been calculated to be $150,000 in Kentucky.  The hourly cost at a workstation is $60 in New Jersey and $40 in Kentucky.  How do the two plants compare with respect to the cost of labor for making a car?  For each location, what is the breakeven volume and what is the total cost at breakeven?

2. An interesting comparison can be drawn between the Volvo method of building autos in Sweden and that of the U.S. auto companies.  Specifically, the Volvo Company has pioneered a team approach for assembling auto.  The Volvo team builds the car on a platform.  Event he engine is put together by the same team and mounted on the chassis.  This means that the workers come to the work instead of the work coming to the workers.

    1. If it takes Volvo workers 40 hours to assemble a car in this way, what is the cycle time?
    2. How many stations are there?
    3. Analyze the pros and cons of the Volvo assembly system.
    4. Does the Volvo system constitute a synthetic flow shop?
    5. Volvo does not use this team assembly method for its U.S. plant. Why is that so?

3. Define and compare the six basically different ways of doing work in terms of the seven factors listed here.  Each kind of process (i.e., one of the six types of work configurations) is best suited to a particular set of conditions.  These conditions arise from factors such as the following:

  1. How complex is the character of the product line
  2. Equipment associated with the process
  3. Nature of the market
  4. Financial situation of the firm
  5. How many units are to be made or serviced
  6. How profitable is the venture
  7. What is the competition like
Posted Date: 2/23/2013 2:29:39 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Calculate the total cost, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Calculate the total cost, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Calculate the total cost Discussions

Write discussion on Calculate the total cost
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
In this method the minimum and maximum level for all items of inventory are fixed. These levels function as an origin for initiating action so that the quantity of all items is con

The Federal Government The Federal Government is the single largest influence on the U.S. economy. There are two main areas in which the government can impact the economy: fi

SF is a division of Sell.com, an internet retailer. SF operates two large server farms, each of which is a set of interconnected computers and hard drives that are used to process

Promissory Note - Evidence of a DEBT with specific amount due and interest rate. Note may specify a maturity date or it may be payable on demand. Promissory note may or may not acc

Sleek Ride, a company providing limo services, has a December 31 year-end date. For Sleek Ride, the following transactions occurred during the ?rst 10 days of June: a. Purchased, o

Can you show me how to solve these problems? PLEASE!!! I can't figure out how to solve these. :-( 1.Briarcrest Condiments is a spice-making firm. Recently, it developed a new

shown below in T-account format are the changes affecting the retained earnings of Brenner-Jude Corporation during 2011. At January 1,2011, the corporation had outstanding 105 mill

Q. Explain about Material event? Subsequent Event - Material event which takes place after the end of accounting period and before the publication of an entity's FINANCIAL STAT

discuss the importance of state accounting to an effective fiscal administration

am trying to figure out the break-even point in units using the mathmatical equation. the numbers i have are unit selling price $520, the variable costs per unit are $312 and fina