# Let There Be Light Lamp Shade Company Essay

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Let There Be Light Lamp Shade Company

1. How many style A shades can be loaded into an intermodal container?

The area of an intermodal container (8x8.5x40) is: 2,720 cubic feet. Each box of style A is 12 x 12x 12 inches, converted in feet is 1x1x1 feet. However, the top 6 inches (0.5 feet) has no use, so the calculation is= 8x8x40= 2,560. The intermodal container will hold 2,560 style A lamp shades (it would weigh less than 44,000 pounds)

2. How many style B shades can be loaded into an intermodal container?

Style B is shipped nested in packages of six with a dimension of 12x12x48 inches, converted to feet is 1x1x4 feet. The top 6 inches has no use, so the calculation is= 8x8x10= 640 packages. The intermodal container will …show more content…

5. What are the total costs of delivering the style B shades to the port of importation?

The total cost of delivering style B shades is \$ 33,396.00; the explanation of how this number is calculated is shown in the following charts:

Style B Cost (unit) # lights # Package #Intermodal
Containers Total Cost
Shades \$ 5.00 5,400.00 \$ 27,000.00
Package \$ 2.00 900.00 \$ 1,800.00
To Oakland \$ 1,000.00 2 \$ 2,000.00
Cost \$ 30,800.00

Insurance 2% \$ 30,800.00 \$ 616.00

To Overseas # of Packages # Package in 40 cubic feet # 40 cubic ft used Cost per ton Total Cost
Container 1 640 10 64 \$22 \$1,408
Container 2 260 10 26 \$22 \$572
Overseas Cost \$1,980

Total Cost= \$30,800.00 + \$616.00 + \$1,980.00= \$33,396.00

*To Overseas: The weight of every 40 cubic feet is less than 2000 pounds but the ocean conference used a measurement ton that indicated that for bulky loads every 40 cubic feet would equal