Category Archives for Inventory

Weighted Average Inventory Calculations

What Is a Weighted Average? Most people know how to do a simple average, but have trouble with a weighted average. Weighted averages are all around us, although you may not have realized it. In most classes,

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Last-In, First-Out (LIFO) Inventory Calculations

Last-in, first-out (LIFO) is an inventory method popular with companies that experience frequent increases in the cost of their product. LIFO is used primarily by oil companies and supermarkets, because

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First-In, First-Out (FIFO) Inventory

Calculating Cost Using First-In, First-Out (FIFO) The First-In, First-Out method, also called FIFO, is the most straight-forward of all the methods. When determining the cost of a sale, the company uses

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Calculating Inventory Cost

Calculating Inventory Cost Inventory costs are constantly changing. Companies must decide how inventory costs will be calculated for the purposes of expensing that inventory when it is sold. There are

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Inventory: Discounts

What Is a Discount? We all love discounts, but why would a business offer offer a discount on their products? Typically, a business might offer a discount to increase sales, make an unhappy customer happy

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