9.4.4. Total & Unit Costs
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Use this subsection to pull together all the direct costs relating to operations, distribution and production. Use simple tables with short explanations.
The following table might be used for a production or distribution business:
Where the product mix does not lend itself to averaging, it might be necessary to replicate this type of table (in an appendix) for each major product group and then summarize the overall results in this subsection.
The following table might suit a "pure service" business to summarize its operating costs:
For businesses with several offerings, it would be useful to summarize margins for each offering as shown in the table below copied and pasted directly from Exl-Plan's built-in Textual Summary Report (more information at http://www.planware.org/exldesc.htm) as a “picture”.
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