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University of the People BUSI 5910, AY2020-T4 Capstone Course Unit 4: Managerial Accounting viewed through the Project/Program Management Frame Written Assignment Assignment: In this paper, please discuss the Blaze Manufacturing case study. In doing so, please address the following areas: 1. Identify the problem: Define the problem in financial terms 2. Diagnose the cause(s): What operational situation(s) created the problem? 3. Prescribe possible alternatives: The case study provides proposed solutions on page 16 of the case. Review and evaluate these solutions by providing pros and cons for each. 4. Recommend a plan of action (decision/implementation) 5. In addition, each case study response should also state why this case is important and relevant to a study of business. 6. Support your observations with research and logic. Discuss what limitations exist with the case study information provided. What other material would be important to your analysis ?
Identify the problem: In this case study we find that the Blaze company is one that make textile products, and they have recently been experiencing some financial distress. They have found that manufacturing in the US is more expensive than in other countries. This is due to lower wages and lower regulations on safety and environment, functioning with regulations, which in turn costs more for the company. The Blaze Manufacturing company doesn’t produce mass quantities of their textile products, but instead provides the template where the customers choose the details that they desire for a more personalized approach. However, their textile products do have standard constructions. Recently, the Blaze company has realized an increasing struggle financially. After investigating the case of Blaze Manufacturing, one can conclude that the root of the problem is the company’s lack of making sound management accounting decisions that will ensure the company’s current as well as future success. In the subsection, The Role of Accounting inside the textbook,

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