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Old 9th August 2004, 20:31
frank holland frank holland is offline
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Hi Paul,

Here some more info on the business background of this problem.

The surcharge represents the usual overhead costs.

The customer does not want the surcharge to be part of a purchase items' cost price, because then:
- the inventory value of all purchase items would be higher than before
- the costs of goods sold (COGS) of these items would be higher than before.
The latter is important when purchase items are directly sold and not built-in in manufactured items. For such trading goods the material surcharge would be too high, since the overhead costs of trading good sales are lower than for the more complex manufactured parts.

I hope this helps !

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