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Classify each of the following departments in a factory that produces crème-filled snack cakes as a producing department or a support department. a. Janitorial b. Baking c. Inspection d. Mixing e. Engineering f. Grounds g. Purchasing h. Packaging i. Icing (frosts top of snack cakes and adds decorative squiggle) j. Filling (injects crème mixture into baked snack cakes) k. Personnel l. Cafeteria m. General factory n. Machine maintenance o. Bookkeeping

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Don R. Hansen + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
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ISBN: 9781305970663
Chapter 7, Problem 12E
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Classify each of the following departments in a factory that produces crème-filled snack cakes as a producing department or a support department.

  1. a. Janitorial
  2. b. Baking
  3. c. Inspection
  4. d. Mixing
  5. e. Engineering
  6. f. Grounds
  7. g. Purchasing
  8. h. Packaging
  9. i. Icing (frosts top of snack cakes and adds decorative squiggle)
  10. j. Filling (injects crème mixture into baked snack cakes)
  11. k. Personnel
  12. l. Cafeteria
  13. m. General factory
  14. n. Machine maintenance
  15. o. Bookkeeping

To determine

Categorize each of the department as a producing department or a support department.

Explanation of Solution

Producing departments: Producing department is directly answerable for creating the product and services that are sold to customers. For examples, management advisory services, tax and auditing are producing departments in a large public accounting firm.

Support department: Support department provides services that are crucial for producing departments and these departments are indirectly linked with the services and products of an organization.

Classify each of the department:

Serial

Number

DepartmentClassification
aJanitorialSupport
bBakingProducing
cInspectionSupport
d

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