# Mendel Paper Company POD

Accounting
: Master
: Essay
: English (U.S.)
: 3 pages/825 words Apa format one source due in 10 hours

### BUS630.W1A1.11.2014

Description:

Total Possible Score: 6.00

#### Prepares Estimated Contribution Margins by Product Line and by Unit

Total: 0.50

Distinguished – Correctly prepares estimated contribution margins by product line and by unit.

Proficient – Prepares estimated contribution margins by product line and by unit, but it contains few errors.

Basic – Prepares estimated contribution margins by product line and by unit, but it contains several errors

Below Expectations – Attempts to prepare estimated contribution margins by product line and by unit, but it contains many errors.

Non-Performance – Does not calculate contribution margins by product line and by unit.

#### Prepares Revised Contribution Margins by Product Line and by Unit

Total: 0.50

Distinguished – Correctly prepares revised contribution margins by product line and by unit.

Proficient – Prepares revised contribution margins by product line and by unit, but it contains few errors.

Basic – Prepares revised contribution margins by product line and by unit, but it contains several errors.

Below Expectations – Attempts to prepare revised contribution margins by product line and by unit, but it contains many errors.

Non-Performance – Does not prepares revised contribution margins by product line and by unit.

#### Computes the Break Even and Margin of Safety

Total: 0.50

Distinguished – Correctly computes the break even and margin of safety.

Proficient – Computes the break even and margin of safety, but it contains few errors.

Basic – Computes the break even and margin of safety, but it contains several errors.

Below Expectations – Attempts to compute the break even and margin of safety, but it contains many errors.

Non-Performance – Does not compute the break even and margin of safety.

#### Computes the Revised Break Even and Margin of Safety

Total: 0.50

Distinguished – Correctly computes the revised break even and margin of safety.

Proficient – Computes the revised break even and margin of safety, but it contains few errors.

Basic – Computes the revised break even and margin of safety, but it contains several errors.

Below Expectations – Attempts to compute the revised break even and margin of safety, but it contains many errors.

Non-Performance – Does not compute the revised break even and margin of safety.

#### Provides Comment on Herbert’s Concern About the Variable Cost of the Place Mats

Total: 3.00

Distinguished – Provides a detailed comment on Herbert’s concern about the variable cost of the place mats.

Proficient – Provides a comment on Herbert’s concern about the variable cost of the place mats. Minor details are missing.

Basic – Provides a limited comment on Herbert’s concern about the variable cost of the place mats. Relevant details are missing.

Below Expectations – Provides a comment on Herbert’s concern about the variable cost of the place mats; however, significant details are missing.

Non-Performance – The comment on Herbert’s concern about the variable cost of the place mats is either nonexistent or lack the components described in the assignment instructions.

#### Critical Thinking: Explanation of Issues

Total: 0.50

Distinguished – Clearly and comprehensively explains the issue to be considered, delivering all relevant information necessary for a full understanding.

Proficient – Clearly explains the issue to be considered, delivering enough relevant information for an adequate understanding.

Basic – Briefly explains the issue to be considered, delivering minimal information for a basic understanding.

Below Expectations – Briefly explains the issue to be considered, but may not deliver additional information necessary for a basic understanding.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

#### Written Communication: Control of Syntax and Mechanics

Total: 0.50

Distinguished – Displays meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains no errors and is very easy to understand.

Proficient – Displays comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains only a few minor errors and is mostly easy to understand.

Basic – Displays basic comprehension of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains a few errors which may slightly distract the reader.

Below Expectations – Fails to display basic comprehension of syntax or mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Written work contains major errors which distract the reader.

Non-Performance – The assignment is either nonexistent or lacks the components described in the instructions.

### Required Resource

#### Text

Schneider, A. (2017). Managerial Accounting: Decision making for the service and manufacturing sectors (2nd ed.) [Electronic version]. Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/

• Chapter 1: Managerial Accounting and Cost Concepts
• Chapter 2: Product Costing: Attaching Costs to Products and

## Week 1 – Assignment

### Mendel Paper Company

Complete: Case 2B (Mendel Paper Company)

In this case, you are provided information regarding selling prices and costs of several products offered by Mendel Paper Company. In addition, management has concerns about sales mix and rising costs. Address the questions (1-5) at the end of the case. Based on the case questions, you are required to provide a three to five double-spaced written report (excluding the title and reference pages), addressing management’s concerns. The written report should be properly formatted according to APA guidelines and demonstrate research and critical thinking skills. Conclusions and recommendations should be supported by at least two scholarly sources from the Ashford Library or other external sources, excluding the textbook.

For Questions 1 through 4, you will need to complete several calculations – be sure to label and clearly identify your work to demonstrate your understanding of the concept even if you are not sure if you have arrived at the correct answer. The calculations should be included as part of your analysis and written report required for submission.

For Question 5, fully address management’s concerns as part of your written analysis using the original or revised estimates to support your recommendation/explanation. As part of your written analysis, include how management might use these calculations to make decisions.

Week 1 Written Assignment should:

• Demonstrate graduate level work including appropriate research and critical thinking skills.
• Prepare a written analysis (not a question/answer format)
• Label case questions as paragraph headings.
• Prepare title page, reference page and in-text citations following APA guidelines.(Compose response in a three- to- five double-spaced pages of content, excluding the title and reference pages)

Support your responses with at least two scholarly sources, excluding the textbookInsert prompt.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.) for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment