Imagine you have been hired as a consultant to a merchandising company using the periodic system versus the perpetual system. Prepare a list of advantages and disadvantages for both systems. In an attempt to sway the opinion of the business owner using the periodic system, prepare a convincing argument for switching to the perpetual system. Justify your position.
*From the e-Activity, identify the inventory tracking method that is used to record the cost of goods sold and ending inventory. Suggest the key risks inherent in recording inventory in using both methods. Provide a rationale for your response.