Choose a company that manufactures a specific product. Then, answer the following questions based on assumptions and research conducted about the company and its product.
- Describe the product that is being made and the company that makes it.
- Explain the value chain activities that this product would go through from start to finish. Remember that a value chain describes the full range of activities necessary to create a product or service.
- List and explain three costs that would be incurred in each of the business activities in the value chain.
- Categorize and explain each cost you identified in the value chain as either a product cost or a period cost. Explain your reasoning.
- Make a list of three different cost objects other than the product itself for the company you chose.
- Specify a direct cost and an indirect cost for each of the three different cost objects in question. Discuss why you categorized them as direct or indirect.