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Purpose of Assignment 

The materials covered this week distinguish between the different costing methods and provide needed tools for decision making. This case study focuses on determining equivalent units in a production business setting.

Assignment Steps

Scenario: Davis Skaros has recently been promoted to production manager. He has just started to receive various managerial reports, including the production cost report you prepared. It showed his department had 2,000 equivalent units in ending inventory. His department has had a history of not keeping enough inventory on hand to meet demand. He has come to you, very angry, and wants to know why you credited him with only 2,000 units when he knows he had at least twice that many on hand.

Prepare a maximum 700-word informal memo:

1.) Respectfully explain to Mr. Skaros why his production cost report showed only 2,000 equivalent units in ending inventory.

2.) Using a professional tone, explain to him clearly why your report is accurate.

3.) Please include an example to help explain to him what equivalent units are and how they differ from completed units in inventory.

You may use bullet points in the memo to help guide your explanation.

Please use a reference page and in-text citing in APA format when outside sources are used.

I’ve included 2 slideshows to help with this assignment.

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