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Harold Averkamp, CPA, MBA

inventory: work-in-process (WIP) definition

That part of a manufacturer’s inventory that is in the production process and has not yet been completed and transferred to the finished goods inventory. This account contains the cost of the direct material, direct labor, and factory overhead placed into the products on the factory floor. A manufacturer must disclose in its financial statements the cost of its work-in-process as well as the cost of finished goods and materials on hand.

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