The paper should be four pages long (give or take a little bit…). Standard paper instructions; double spaced, 12-point Times New Roman Font, 1″ margins. No outside references are required, but if you use them, reference them using APA style. Please have a title page with the topic and your name on it (and whatever else you usually put on there, which could include the class and date).
The topic of the paper is fairly open; I want you to discuss how to apply what we’ve discussed in the cost chapters in class so far (Chapters 7-9) YOU WILL FIND THE BOO ATTACHED and how they apply to a particular company (or a particular product from a company). Please pick one company, and put yourself in the position of analyzing that one company (or advising that one company on what decisions it should take, or what information it should collect).
Obviously you aren’t going to have specific numbers, but you could indicate what information you would be looking to collect, what you might use to predict the costs (for instance), what results you might expect from the estimations, and how you would make decisions using that particular information. Remember I’m not asking you for particular numbers, or how you’d go about doing the analysis (in other words, I’m not asking for you to provide the calculations or even a description of how you’d calculate things, but rather what you would consider in your analysis and what/how the results from your analysis could be used.)