“Labor Costs”, BUS 315 Cost and Price Analysis Week 6 Discussion 1

“Labor Costs” Please respond to the following:

  • Identify at least two factors that VectorCal uses to determine its labor costs for the creation of the navigation system that it is marketing to the government. Specify key reasons why these two factors are important in determining the labor costs for VectorCal’s navigation systems. Support your response with one example of such importance.
  • From the e-Activity, speculate on key areas where most companies fall short when determining their labor costs. Suggest two (2) methods that a company CEO should use in order to reduce price labor cost inconsistencies. Support your suggestion with two (2) real-world examples.

Week 6 eActivity

  • Watch the video titled “Business Calculations & Accounting: How to Calculate Direct Labor Cost” (1 min). Be prepared to discuss. Video Source: Youtube (2009, July 9). [Video file]. Retrieved from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iukNYpj8WFw.  This video can be viewed from within your online course shell.