DISCOUNTED PAYBACK Definition

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DISCOUNTED PAYBACK is the period of time required to recover initial cash outflow when the cash inflows are discounted at the opportunity cost of capital.

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INVENTORY TRANSFER can be a process by which inventory is physically tracked from location to location, e.g. from warehouse to shop floor; or, the transfer of assets from one account to another within the same or an alternate entity.

LEAST-SQUARED METHOD of approximating cost is a statistical approach that is both objective and considers all the data points. By using mathematical formulas to arrive at the best possible cost line (i.e., the regression line), it is more accurate than the methods mentioned previously. The regression line is in the form Y=a + bX, where X is the independent variable and Y is the dependent variable. The coefficient of determination (R2) can be used to judge the line's goodness of fit.

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