PRACTICAL CAPACITY Definition

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PRACTICAL CAPACITY is where the cost of production is based on the practical capacity of production facilities. Therefore, the proportion of overheads allocated to a unit of production is not to be increased as consequence of idle capacity of the plant.

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TURNAROUND is the reversal of unfavorable circumstances of a business where an investment opportunity may exist. A firm may work with such a business to restructure the management and finances in order to take the greatest advantage of more favorable circumstances. There are organizations like the Turnaround Management Association that specialize in turning around failing companies.

AVERAGE COST METHOD is using a weighted average cost for items in inventory rather than actual cost for each specific item.

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