Fedex Form 10-K

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Dell's 10-K Report Michael Hedrick Bus 630 Managerial Accounting Anton Narinskiy Aug 6th, 2012 What is Dell's strategy for success in the marketplace? Dell's business strategy combines its direct customer model with a highly efficient manufacturing and supply chain management organization and an emphasis on standards-based technologies. This strategy enables Dell to provide customers with superior value; high-quality, relevant technology; customized systems; superior service and support; and products and services that are easy to buy and use. Does the company rely primarily on a customer intimacy, operational excellence, or product leadership customer value proportion? What evidence supports your conclusion? The main…show more content…
Why? The inventory balance on Dell's balance sheet is small ($459) compared to the other because they have been recently engaged in a number of business ventures with the aim of bringing in more profits and placing themselves as a global leader in their business sector. The low inventory levels keep them ahead of the other competitors in the market (Kramer, 2002). Dell's cash conversion cycle has been negative. The negative numbers reflect that there is a disconnect between the direct labor manufacturing overhead in creating the final product. But some people think that it is okay and that Dell has an excellent future planned. Describe some of the various types of operating expenses incurred by Dell. Why are these expenses treated as period costs? Some of the operating expenses incurred would be selling, general, and administrative; also research, development, and engineering. They are treated as period costs because as they are accrued or incurred, they are allocated for a designated period an labeled as period costs. Two common examples of period costs are Marketing/Selling and Administrative. Such costs usually occur either after the manufacturing stage or outside the factory. List four different cost objects for Dell. For each cost object, mention one example of a direct and indirect cost. 1)Shipping Costs: Direct-Salary of the Shipping Manager Indirect-Costs

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