Unavoidable Costs

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Unavoidable Costs

Costs a company incurs regardless of the operational decisions it makes. Examples of unavoidable costs include rent, office supplies and some taxes.
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Like many throughout Alaska, we are concerned about the lack of action taken by the Legislature to course correct for the loss of revenue fuel or uncontrollable cost drag on the plane of the state.
"Fuel is an uncontrollable cost," affirms Mike Carr, fifth-generation owner.
Energy costs that were previously seen as simply a fixed and uncontrollable cost are now seen as a variable cost.
At Norton Asset Management, our only uncontrollable cost is health insurance (and that's a doozy!).
Proactive planning is the solution, not reactive or knee-jerk reactions to a largely uncontrollable cost item.
"Doing so would require bidding contractors to secure a true fixed-price contract to mitigate the uncontrollable cost overruns that are too often passed on to the unsuspecting public.
The total requested increase of 7.9 percent will allow us to continue the Recovery Act work, maintain our fiscal year 2010 staffing level, cover mandatory pay and uncontrollable cost increases, and reinvest savings from nonrecurring costs and efficiencies to further enhance our productivity and effectiveness.
Food Marketing Institute group vice president for government relations Jennifer Hatcher notes that credit card swipe fees "are the second highest cost and the only completely uncontrollable cost businesses face.
Their pay led to a cycle of things to create a totally uncontrollable cost structure.
"So that's a real big tension and a real big problem mad unfortunately the timing couldn't be worse because engines are not the only big uncontrollable cost. You have fuel, insurance--there are just a lot of things adding up to a lot to ask a customer to absorb even though it is a very valid case."
employers perceive health care as a significant, uncontrollable cost. Annual employer medical costs increased by 18.6% in 1988 and by 20.4% in 1989.
In fact, interchange fees charged on debit/credit card transactions are swiftly becoming the most uncontrollable cost facing retailers, already far exceeding the actual cost of card transactions, FMI president Tim Hammonds noted.