Graded Discussion Board# 01 Cost and Management accounting (mgt402) opened on November 17, 2015 last date will be November 20, 2015.

GDB #1 Dated: Nov 16, 15

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Graded Discussion Board

Cost and Management accounting (mgt402)

 

Dear Students!

This is to inform that Graded Discussion Board (GDB) No. 01 will be opened on November 17, 2015 for discussion and last date for posting your discussion will be November 20, 2015.

 

Topic/Area for Discussion

 “Control Over Material”

 

This Graded Discussion Board will cover Audio/Video lessons #9.

 

Learning Objectives: The students are expected to learn and apply the economic order quantity model in different situations.

Case

Raza and Hamza were the famous entrepreneurs of Lahore due to their retailing skills in the business of instant geyser and imported refrigerators.  As winter starts, they both purchase instant geyser from Rehman Manufactures to sell at their showrooms. Raza knows that order setup cost with Rehman Manufactures is Rs. 200 and the annual inventory holding cost is Rs. 400. Raza expects that Hamza has the same cost figure. Raza has accidently learned that Hamza  is ordering  10 instant geysers every time he orders .

Requirement

  1. Show how Raza can use this information to deduce the demand that Hamza face, by showing demand and its formula.
  2. Explain why competitor would need to know each other’s demand and mention from which perspective party it helps the retailers.

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