JJ Ltd is a small-medium sized enterprise that manufactures a variety of electronic control systems for household white goods. Management decision making process of the company relies heavily on the information about stock valuation.
You have recently joined the Business Accounts Team of the company as an intern, and your manager has asked you to produce a report on the following:
i. Explain the difference between planning, control, and decision making in management.
Your answer should be in the context of Business Accounting, and include an example of each of these three aspects of management.
ii. Critically discuss the four inventory valuation methods (Throughput, Direct or Variable, Full Absorption, and Activity Based) and their impact on the total value of the inventory.