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July 7, 2020 at 1:11 am
Hey! Lectures are really good,I appreciate that… But I’m thinking in what sense we are considering discounts on inventory holding costs. Basically discounts are provided by the retailer (from whom we are purchasing goods) and holding costs is something we are bearing on keeping the stuffs in warehouse… (If I’m correct) what makes the discounts to be calculated and affected on inventory holding costs? Goods will be same always,all fixed and variable costs in order to hold them will be same ,the effect we are talking is about discounts on ordering more goods at once….
John Moffat says
July 7, 2020 at 8:55 am
As I do explain in the lecture, one of the main costs of holding inventory is the interest cost of the money tied up in the inventory. If there is a discount then the cost of the inventory is less and so the interest cost is less also.
April 7, 2020 at 10:55 am
we can still say (2.50 – 1%) = 2.475
April 7, 2020 at 12:24 pm
Yes, of course 🙂
March 3, 2020 at 9:00 am
Thanks for the lectures. Perhaps I’m over complicating this.
The inventory holding cost will include costs which are not impacted by the purchase cost (such as heating, lighting, space) and costs which are (insurance, opportunity cost due to capital being tied up).
So it doesnt seem to follow that a 1% discount on purchase price would relate to a 1% saving in inventory holding. To use an extreme, if they acquired 1000 desks for free, there would still be inventory holding costs associated.
Shouldn’t the calculation take this into account?
March 3, 2020 at 3:43 pm
Firstly any fixed costs of holding inventory (such as the space costs if it is a fixed size warehouse) are irrelevant to the decision because they will stay the same regardless of the order quantity each time.
As far as the variable costs are concerned, you are correct in saying that in practice not all of them will be impacted by changes in the purchase price.
However, as far as the exam is concerned, the holding cost is either given as a fixed amount per unit (in which case it will not change if there is a discount), or (more commonly in the exam) it is given as a % of the purchase price in which case we do assume that it changes.
March 10, 2020 at 9:11 am
June 8, 2019 at 9:28 pm
Hi sir, how did come by the 99%?
June 9, 2019 at 7:37 am
The question says that there is a 1% discount, so the cost of only 99% of what it was.
August 4, 2019 at 9:50 pm
Sorry, I still do not understand. Can you explain further
August 5, 2019 at 7:52 am
If we get a discount of 1% then it means that the cost is 1% less than it is at the moment. If the cost is 1% less then it is then 99% of what it is at the moment (100% – 1% = 99%)
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