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Cost Flows Part 4


This diagram shows the relationships between manufacturing resource inputs [labor, material, and overhead], inventories [and the balance sheet] and cost of goods sold [and the income statement]. In our review of the income statement, we noted the distinction between absorption costing [required for GAAP] and variable costing, which is especially useful for internal decision making. Variable costing is the foundation for CVP and breakeven analysis. For a more detailed conceptualization of the relationships involved in absorption and variable costing, click "next."

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Last modified: August 03, 2005