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Silver Lakes is studying whether to outsource its Human Resources (HR) activities. Salaried professionals who earn $397,000 would be terminated; in contrast, administrative assistants who earn $120,000 would be transferred elsewhere within the company. Miscellaneous departmental overhead is expected to decrease by $20,000 and $25,000 of corporate overhead, previously allocated to HR would be picked up by other departments. If Silver Lakes can secure needed HR services locally for $410,000, what would the net savings (net cost) by outsourcing?

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In order to make the decision we need to compare the avoidable cost with the cost of outsourcing.
The avoidable costs are the savings that the ...

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The solution explains how to make a decision if an activity should be outsourced.