In your own words, discuss the inventory concept.

HCA 312 – WEEK 3 ASSIGNMENT

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INVENTORY CONCEPT & DEPRECIATION METHODS

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PART I: INVENTORY CONCEPTS AND CALCULATIONS
Answer the following questions.

  1. In your own words, discuss the inventory concept.
  2. List an example of a hospital inventory item. Describe how this item moves from inventory to COGS (Cost of Goods Sold).
  3. INVENTORY CALCULATION STORY PROBLEM:

ABC Pharmacy began the year with 300 units of Product A in inventory with a unit cost of $40. The following additional purchases of the product were made:

· April 1, 200 units @ $50 each

· July 1, 300 units @ $55 each

· Sept.15, 350 units @ $60 each

· Nov. 20, 200 units @ $65 each

At end of year, ABC Pharmacy had 400 units of its product unsold. Your task is to calculate cost of ending inventory as well as cost of goods sold by (a) FIFO, (b) LIFO, and (c) Weighted-Average.

Use the information in the table below to assist you in calculating the three different inventory methods shown under Inventory Methods.

Month

Units

Cost per Unit

Amount

January 1

Begin Inventory

300

40

$12,000

April 1

200

50

$10,000

July 1

300

55

$16,500

September 15

350

60

$21,000

November 20

200

65

$13,000

Totals

1350

$72,500

Make sure to show your work below for FIFO, LIFO, and Weighted-Average.

INVENTORY METHODS

Complete the FIFO calculations in the table: 400 Units in left in Inventory.

Complete the LIFO calculations in the table: 400 Units in left in Inventory.

Complete the Weighted-Average calculations in the table: 400 Units in left in Inventory.

Weighted -Average

$72,500

1350

$54

Average Cost per Unit

PART 2: DEFINE THE FIVE (5) METHODS FOR COMPUTING BOOK DEPRECIATION.
As the Practice Manager, you are tasked with explaining the depreciation methods to Dr. Smith and Dr. Brown. Write an explanation of each method in your own words.

  1. Straight Line Depreciation: Include what is meant by salvage value.
  2. Accelerated Book Depreciation: Sum of Years’ Digits Method.
  3. Accelerated Book Depreciation: Double Declining Balance Method
  4. Accelerated Book Depreciation: 150% Declining Balance Method.

PART 3: CALCULATING DEPRECIATION
As the manager of Dr. Smith and Dr. Brown’s practice, you need to decide whether to purchase new equipment. Use the following information for the depreciation method calculations. You must show your work in the blank cells provided.

  1. Example of Straight-Line Depreciation Method

Use the following information to calculate the Straight Line

· Fixed asset cost: $20,000

· Useful life: five years

· Residual value: $2,000

Table for question 1, fill in the blanks for rows 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.

Depreciation Method

Calculation

Cost

Residual Value

Useful Life

Depreciation Amount

Straight-Line

Cost – Residual Value/Useful Life

$20,000

$2,000

5

$3,600

End of Year

Cost of Equipment

Yearly Depreciation Expense

Accumulated Depreciation, End of Year

Book Value,

End of Year (Cost Accumulation Depreciation)

Ending Residual Value

  1. Example of Accelerated Book Depreciation: SYD (Sum of Years’ Digits) Method

Use the following information to calculate the SYD:

· Fixed asset cost: $20,000

· Useful life: five years

· Residual value: $2,000

Table for question 2. Fill in the blanks in rows 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.

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