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Lacy DallasLacy Dallas is examining? customer-service costs in the southern region of CabotCabot Pro

Lacy DallasLacy Dallas

is examining​ customer-service costs in the southern region of

CabotCabot

Products.

CabotCabot

Products has more than 200 separate electrical products that are sold with a​ 6-month guarantee of full repair or replacement with a new product. When a product is returned by a​ customer, a service report is prepared. This service report includes details of the problem and the time and cost of resolving the problem. Weekly data for the most recent​ 8-week period are as​ follows

Week

Customer-Service Department Costs

Number of Service Reports

1

 

$13,700

   

220

 

2

 

20,000

   

290

 

3

 

12,800

   

140

 

4

 

18,800

   

395

 

5

 

14,200

   

285

 

6

 

22,100

   

440

 

7

 

16,500

   

330

 

8

 

21,200

   

320

1.

Plot the relationship between​ customer-service costs and number of service reports. Is the relationship economically​plausible?

2.

Use the​ high-low method to compute the cost​ function, relating​ customer-service costs to the number of service reports.

3.

What​ variables, in addition to number of service​ reports, might be cost drivers of weekly​customer-service costs of

CabotCabot

​Products?

Requirement 1. Plot the relationship between​ customer-service costs and number of service reports. Is the relationship economically​ plausible?

Begin by

plotting the relationship

between the​ customer-service costs and the number of service reports. ​(Enlarge the graph to maximum size and use the point tool button displayed to draw the​ graph.)

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The relationship between​ customer-service costs and the number of service reports

economically plausible.

Requirement 2. Use the​ high-low method to compute the cost​function, relating​ customer-service costs to the number of service reports.

 

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Requirement 3. What​ variables, in addition to number of service​ reports, might be cost drivers of weekly​ customer-service costs of

CabotCabot

​Products?

Select two variables that might be cost drivers of weekly​customer-service costs of

CabotCabot

Products.

   
 

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