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Unformatted text preview: 1. 900,000 motorcycles 400,000 yen = 360,000,000,000 yen 2. Budgeted sales (motorcycles) 900,000 Add target ending finished goods inventory 80,000 Total requirements 980,000 Deduct beginning finished goods inventory 100,000 Units to be produced 880,000 3. Direct materials to be used in production, 880,000 2 (wheels) 1,760,000 Add target ending direct materials inventory 60,000 Total requirements 1,820,000 Deduct beginning direct materials inventory 50,000 Direct materials to be purchased (wheels) 1,770,000 Cost per wheel in yen 16,000 Direct materials purchase cost in yen 28,320,000,000 Note the relatively small inventory of wheels. In Japan, suppliers tend to be located very close to the major manufacturer. Inventories are controlled by just-in-time and similar systems. Indeed, some direct materials inventories are almost nonexistent....
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- Fall '09