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Budget Cupboards produces kitchen and bathroom cupboards that incorporate unusual functions, such as specialty drawers for knives and kitchen tools, and kitchen appliance holders that pop up from under the counter top. Competition in this industry has recently increased. Budget’s management wants to cut costs for its basic cupboard models and then cut prices.

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A. The following table lists potential areas for cost reduction. Two potential cost reductions are provided for the first area listed (design phase). For each of the remaining areas, identify two potential ways that Budget Cupboard’s management could reduce costs.


B. Budget does not currently use just-in-time production or value chain analysis. Describe several advantages of using these methods when price competitionincreases.


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