Life Cycle Costing” Please respond to the following:

  • From the first e-Activity, discuss at what point an administrator should decide when the product should be terminated during the life cycle analysis. Justify your response with reasons and an example.
  • Discuss two to three (2-3) actions an administrator should review consistently to alleviate over budgeting for operating and maintenance costs of a capital project.

 

“Cost-Benefit Analysis” Please respond to the following:

  • In a heavily debated City Council meeting, one year ago, Cobb County learned that by buying larger garbage trucks it could reduce labor cost for garbage removal. Note: All the dollar amounts below are in this year’s (present) dollars.
  • The cost of the trucks today (one year later) is $400,000.
  • The annual savings in this year’s dollars is $90,000.
  • The trucks will last for four years and then will be sold for $100,000.
  • The city can borrow money at a 7% discount rate to purchase the trucks.
  • Inflation for the next four years is expected to average 3%.
  • Assuming the cost and benefits are incurred at the end of the year, should the city buy the trucks?

Please respond to both in APA format.

 

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