1- In this discussion, we will explore cost terminology. We will discuss which costs are direct, indirect, fixed, and variable. It is also important to think in terms of allocating costs to cost objects. It is helpful to relate costs objects to events in your life so the meanings of these terms become clearer. Try relating these terms to things that you are familiar with such as the cost of taking a trip during spring break, the cost of going out on a date, the cost of a college education, and the cost of a single class. Propose at least one event and determine how you would allocate or trace the cost as well as which ones are fixed, variable, direct, and indirect.
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2- we gain a deeper understanding of cost-volume-profit analysis or CVP. Discuss the rationale for using CVP in manufacturing, service, and not-for-profit companies. Explain how break-even analysis and contribution margin help managers make decisions about how much of a product to produce. As the vice president of a production department, discuss ways to manage production volumes and the performance measures you might implement to ensure managers of production do not over-produce or produce quantities that cannot be sold.