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Survey of Accounting (Accounting I)

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Carl Warren
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8th Edition
Carl Warren
ISBN: 9781305961883
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Target costing
Toyota Motor Corporation (TM) uses target costing. Assume that Toyota marketing personnel estimate that the competitive, average selling price for the Rav4 in the upcoming model year will need to be $25,000. Assume further that the Ravi's total unit cost for the upcoming model year is estimated to be $21,000 and that Toyota requires a 20% profit margin on selling price (which is equivalent to a 25% markup on total cost).
a.What price will Toyota establish for the Rav4 for the upcoming model year?
b.What impact will target costing have on Toyota, given the assumed information?

To determine

Concept Introduction:

Decision making plays an important role in the management. The decisions taken by managers are called managerial decisions. Managerial Decisions are decisions taken by managers for the operations of a firm. These decisions include setting target growth rates, hiring or firing employees, and deciding what products to sell. Manager's decisions are taken on the basis of quantitative as well as the qualitative measures. The managerial decision includes the decisions like make or buy, accept or reject new offers, sell or further process etc. These decisions are taken on the basis of relevant costs.

Relevant costs are the costs that are relevant for any decision making. Relevant costs are helpful for take managerial decisions like make or buy, accept or reject new offers, sell or further process etc.

Two basic types of the relevant costs are as follows:

  1. Out-of-pocket costs
  2. Opportunity costs

Requirement-a:

To Calculate:

The target price

Explanation

The target price is calculated as follows:

Cost per unit $21000

...
To determine

Concept Introduction:

Decision making plays an important role in the management. The decisions taken by managers are called managerial decisions. Managerial Decisions are decisions taken by managers for the operations of a firm. These decisions include setting target growth rates, hiring or firing employees, and deciding what products to sell. Manager's decisions are taken on the basis of quantitative as well as the qualitative measures. The managerial decision includes the decisions like make or buy, accept or reject new offers, sell or further process etc. These decisions are taken on the basis of relevant costs.

Relevant costs are the costs that are relevant for any decision making. Relevant costs are helpful for take managerial decisions like make or buy, accept or reject new offers, sell or further process etc.

Two basic types of the relevant costs are as follows:

  1. Out-of-pocket costs
  2. Opportunity costs

Requirement-b:

To Indicate:

The impact of target pricing

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