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February 19, 2023 at 5:30 pm
Sir, why did we put 10,000 units of B (instead of 8,000 units) when we calculate fixed cost in throughtput to get in maximum profit? There were only 8,000 units of product B we have got in optimal plan.
John Moffat says
February 20, 2023 at 7:37 am
I do explain the reason in the lecture!! The total fixed costs stay constant (by definition) and so the total is as was originally budgeted and does not change with the actual level of production.
February 19, 2023 at 5:26 pm
Sir, why did we put 10,000 units of B (instead of 8,000 units) when we calculate fixed cost in throughtput after ranking process? There were only 8,000 units of product B we have got in optimal plan.
December 7, 2022 at 12:59 pm
Sir, today was an exam, and in part C there was a question, to define limiting resource and define optimal production plan.
And the second part was to analyze make or buy decision.
so, the first part of this task. Should it be calculated according to throughput accounting where Contribution is sales – materials?
thank you in advance!
December 7, 2022 at 5:54 pm
It sounds more like linear programming, but I cannot say without having seen the question.
November 2, 2022 at 2:09 pm
Hello sir! Could you please explain the moment in the example 2 with other variable costs. It is a little it confusing because they call it variable costs and according to throughput accounting we assume that the only variable costs is materials. Could there be a situation when by meaning variable costs they really mean it is variable cost and we should bear it in mind. Or in the end it doesn’t really matter for us when using throughput?
thank you in advance
November 2, 2022 at 5:09 pm
For throughput costing all costs other than materials are treated as being fixed costs, as I do explain the lecture.
July 27, 2022 at 6:34 pm
This makes no sense to me at all. A: 100 sales price, 50 material = 50 contribution / 1 hour = 50 B: 100 sales price, 60 material = 40 contribution / 1 hour = 40
So we would assume lets produce A, right? Except, A has other costs of 40, so profit per unit is 10 while B has 20 other costs so we are making 20 profit per item.
I would understand if we just used total cost – materials, but using sales price is totally twisted in my mind.
May 7, 2022 at 7:32 am
May peace be upon you sir! How can we reduce total factory cost if they were fixed?
May 7, 2022 at 9:03 am
Fixed costs are only fixed in the sense that they do not change with the level of production. That does not mean that they can not be changed for other reasons – for example they might increase simply due to inflation, or we might be able to reduce them by using different suppliers.
May 4, 2022 at 11:08 am
If we have more than two products when allocating resources, say three products, do we allocate maximum resources (Based on demand) for product A and Product B and the remaining resources for Product c?
May 4, 2022 at 2:52 pm
You allocate to the products in the order of their throughput returns per unit of the limited resource. The final product will get whatever resources are left over.
February 26, 2022 at 7:35 pm
Hey Sir, how do we know which to use between throughput and contribution of the question doesn’t state?
February 27, 2022 at 10:13 am
If throughput accounting is required then the question will say so. If the question does not say so then it is normal key factor analysis.
February 16, 2022 at 12:05 pm
thankyou sir as always. i dont get the cocept of taking labour and other variable cost as fixed cost? and why we dont calculate cost per factory for individuals? if one of the tpr is less than one and the others product greater than one in the same factory cant we say the factory is profitable?
February 16, 2022 at 4:05 pm
As I do explain in the lecture, in practice all costs (apart from materials) are likely to be fixed in the short-term. Calculating the factory cost per individual would be of no use. We calculate the return per hour for each product and the cost per hour in the factory. It is relevant when there are a limited number of factory hours available so that we can decide which products should be made in order to maximise profits.
October 15, 2021 at 2:07 am
please why is WIP valued at material cost in Throughput Accounting?
October 15, 2021 at 8:07 am
Because all other costs are assumed to be fixed.
October 2, 2021 at 3:57 pm
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June 30, 2021 at 6:49 pm
Hello Sir! Can you please tell me why haven’t have we taken cost per factory hour for individual products (by dividing the total factory cost for a product by machine hours) instead of the whole costs and then find the T.A.R. for individual products?
Thank you in advance!??
July 1, 2021 at 7:43 am
It is because all of the products are being made in the same factory.
July 1, 2021 at 5:21 pm
Thank you Sir!
July 2, 2021 at 7:39 am
You are welcome:-)
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May 5, 2021 at 7:41 am
Thank you for your comment 🙂
March 25, 2021 at 11:44 am
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