Louder Company manufactures part MNO used in several of its truck models. 10,000 units are produced each year with production costs as follows:
Direct materials $ 45,000
Direct manufacturing labor 15,000
Variable support costs 35,000
Fixed support costs 25,000
Total costs $120,000
Louder Company has the option of purchasing part MNO from an outside supplier at $11.20 per unit. If MNO is outsourced, 40% of the fixed costs cannot be immediately converted to other uses.
Question 1: What amount of the MNO production costs is avoidable?
Question 2: Should the company outsource MNO? Why or why not?
Question 3: What other items should the company consider before outsourcing any of the parts it currently manufactures?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com June 4, 2020, 12:18 am ad1c9bdddf
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