Use Microsoft Excel for all computations. Ensure that the Excel file includes the associated cell computations. This information is needed in order to receive full credit on these problems. Each problem is to be placed into a separate worksheet and all problems are to be placed into one file.;1.) In the past, Taylor Industries has used a fixed?time period inventory system that involved taking a complete inventory count of all items each month. However, increasing labor costs are forcing Taylor Industries to examine alternative ways to reduce the amount of labor involved in inventory stockrooms, yet without increasing other costs, such as shortage costs. Here is a random sample of 20 of Taylor?s items.;ITEM NUMBER ANNUAL USAGE ITEM NUMBER ANNUAL USAGE;1 $1,500 11 $13,000;2 12,000 12 600;3 2,200 13 42,000;4 50,000 14 9,900;5 9,600 15 1,200;6 750 16 10,200;7 2,000 17 4,000;8 11,000 18 61,000;9 800 19 3,500;10 15,000 20 2,900;a. What would you recommend Taylor do to cut back its labor cost? (Illustrate using an ABC plan.);b. Item 15 is critical to continued operations. How would you recommend it be classified?;2.) CU, Incorporated (CUI), produces copper contacts that it uses in switches and relays. CUI needs to determine the order quantity, Q, to meet the annual demand at the lowest cost.
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