Cases for Management Decision Essay

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Cases for Management Decision Making


suggested uses of cases

Greetings Inc.: Job Order Costing

This case is the first in a series of four cases that presents a business situation in which a traditional retailer decides to employ Internet technology to expand its sales opportunities. It requires the student to employ traditional job order costing techniques and then requests an evaluation of the resulting product costs. (Related to Chapter 2, Job Order Costing.)

Greetings Inc.: Activity-Based Costing

This case focuses on decision-making benefits of activity-based costing relative to the traditional approach. It also offers an opportunity to discuss the cost/ benefit trade-off between
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(Related to Chapter 5, Cost-Volume-Profit; Chapter 7, Incremental Analysis; and Chapter 9, Budgetary Planning.)

Sweats Galore

This case focuses on setting up a new business. In planning for this new business, the preparation of budgets is emphasized. In addition, an understanding of cost-volume-profit relationships is required. (Related to Chapter 5, Cost-VolumeProfit, and Chapter 9, Budgetary Planning.)

Armstrong Helmet Company

This comprehensive case involves finding the cost for a given product. In addition, it explores cost-volume-profit relationships. It requires the preparation of a set of budgets. (Related to Chapter 1, Managerial Accounting; Chapter 5, CostVolume-Profit; Chapter 9, Budgetary Planning; Chapter 10, Budgetary Control and Responsibility Accounting; Chapter 11, Standard Costs and Balanced Scorecard; and Chapter 12, Planning for Capital Investments.)


case 1

Greet ings Inc.
Greetings Inc.: Job Order Costing
Developed by Thomas L. Zeller, Loyola University Chicago, and Paul D. Kimmel, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
THE BUSINESS SITUATION Greetings Inc. has operated for many years as a nationally recognized retailer of greeting cards and small gift items. It has 1,500 stores throughout the United States located in high-traffic malls. As the stock price of many other companies soared, Greetings’ stock price remained flat. As a result of a heated 2010 shareholders’ meeting, the president of Greetings, Robert

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