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Tall41

example of bean count failure

Can you work this one out...

multi million production facility has a million pound machine that is vital to its operation cost £1000 per minute when it doesn't run and is therefore regularly serviced. a vital part on this machine costs £10,000 and lasts for 5 years.

spare purchased when machine installed and put in stores(doesn't deteriorate)....

Enter the bean counters who each year rite off a part of the cost of this part until after 4 years it has no value and is thrown away and removed from stock.

9 months later the machine is broken and has to stop for 3 weeks as the new part is made and shipped.???????

Don't know about you guys but this doesn't seem to add up to me.

Perhaps a friendly bean counter can let me in on the secret!

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