analyze the case Dakota Office Products by identifying the activities, cost drivers and then analyzing customers A and B profitability.
Assess Dakota’s current use of a single overhead application rate.
Review Dakota’s allocation of overheads costs under ABC, Activity Based Costing.
Under ABC sub-activities and respective cost drivers identified in the case consist of: Processing boxes, driven by the number of boxes, Desktop delivery, driven by deliveries, Manual ordering, driven by manual orders, Manuel processing of line items, driven by volume of items, Commercial freight, driven by the number of cartons shipped, and EDI activity, driven by the number of orders.
Use the revised activity / cost drivers to allocate among customer A and customer B Dakota’s overheads (Warehouse personnel expense, Warehouse non-personnel expenses, Freight, Delivery truck expense and Order entry expense), according to customers individual number of cartons ordered, number of cartons shipped by commercial freight, number of desktop deliveries, number of manual orders, number of manual line items and number of EDI orders.
In addition to above overheads, deduct from customers sales respective costs of items purchased and average cost of accounts receivable (10% of outstanding balance) to identify each customer’s profitability.
Leigh Botts’ parents separate when he is in the sixth grade. As a result, he moves to a new town with his mother. In addition to moving to a new town and dealing with his parents’ divorce Leigh is confronted with bullies at school. He struggles to make friends in school and as a result gets very invested in a school project where he writes to his favorite author; Boyd Henshaw, as he does every school year. He asks the questions he was required to by his project and Mr. Henshaw replies with more questions for him to answer. With Mr. Henshaw’s replies they form a friendship in which Leigh divulges his innermost thoughts and emotions. He reveals his struggles with his parents’ divorce, being the new kid in his new town and school and dealing with his father after his parents’ divorce. Mr. Henshaw encourages Leigh to keep a diary and the first entry is written to a Mr. Pretend Henshaw. Writing his diary, he accepts parts of his life he cannot change; his father, being in a new school and his parents’ divorce. He writes for the Young Writers club and earns an honorable mention when writing about a memory of him and his father hauling grapes to a factory. Because Your Daddy Loves You Picture Book/Realistic Fiction Clements, A., & Alley, R. (2009). Because Your Daddy Loves You. Boston: Sandpiper. Because Your Daddy Loves you is the story of a young girl and her father at the beach one day. It is a very simple and basic picture book which outlines the love a father has for his little girl. Like every day at the beach with young children it comes with many minor dramas; a lost shoe, a ball that gets carried out to sea and a dripping ice cream cone. Small dramas which can be frustrating for any parent but Daddy in the book finds a loving, kind and patient way to fix each and every problem because he loves his little girl so much! There is no mummy in this book, so it is up to Daddy to hunt for the shoe until they find it. It shows many different scenarios where a young girl can be dependent on her Daddy and how it doesn’t matter if you don’t have a Mummy also because Daddy’s can be just as caring and patient! A very sweet picture book showing Daddy doing his best for his little girl. No mother is shown so it could be assumed to be about a single father but could also be about Mum being out for the day!>GET ANSWER