Chapter 16

Figuring out Facilities Cost Allocation

There were two department managers at my office door when I returned to my office and e-mails from most of the others. I was a little surprised at my sudden popularity. All wanted their numbers and a chance to talk about them as soon as possible. I told them each that Marty and I would be working up the reports as fast as we could and that we were committed to helping them understand their numbers as well as the chairman’s expectations.

I called Marty into my office, compared notes about the meeting, and found that the ever-efficient grapevine had already spread most of the news. She had already started preparing the Cost and Variance Report for each department. We discussed the Facilities challenge ...

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