BUS 630 Case 5A Glaser Health Products
1. Identify each of the costs with the appropriate division: Operations, Sales, Administrative.
2. Identify each of the costs with one of the following:
(a) Unit-level activities. (c) Product-level activities.
(b) Batch-level activities. (d) Facility-level activities.
Organize these classifications by division: Operations, Sales, Administrative.
3. Specify an appropriate cost driver for tracing costs associated with the various levels of activities to the next cost objective or products, whichever is appropriate.
4. Glaser Health Products is interested in using activity-based costing to identify as many costs as possible with the products. These costs will be used for planning and control decisions rather than for inventory valuation. The controller decided that all operation costs will be related to products but only those sales and administrative costs that are classified as unit-level, batch-level, or product-level costs
should be related to products. Using preliminary stage cost drivers, explain how individual items of costs will be traced to activity groupings.
5. Using primary stage cost drivers, show how the costs should be related to products.
6. Explain why it is necessary to use preliminary stage and primary stage cost drivers