VISTAVIA WAREHOUSING, INC.
DuPree College of Management Georgia Institute of Technology Atlanta, Georgia
The case involves a forklift cost comparison study for a company that operates public warehouses. The comparison involves propane, electric, and diesel forklifts. It can be used in an introductory or advanced cost/managerial accounting course. The objectives of the case are to have students apply net present value analysis in a multi- period cost study, determine the relevancy of various costs, and address issues dealing with validity of cost data. The case involves both numerical calculation and critical thinking. Spreadsheet software should be recommended for the net present value analysis.