Review Boeing’s latest 10-K report and then formulate an answer to the questions below:
Why or why not would Boeing be a good candidate for using job order costing? Justify your answer by answering the following questions and any other pertinent information that supports your position.
What is Boeing’s strategy for success in the marketplace? Does the company rely primarily on a customer intimacy, operational excellence, or product leadership customer value proposition?
What business risks does Boeing face that may threaten its ability to satisfy stockholder expectations? What are some examples of control activities that the company could use to reduce these risks? (Hint: check “Item 1A: Risk Factors”) Are some of the risks faced by Boeing difficult to reduce through control activities? Explain.
How would you describe Boeing’s cost structure?