Greener Grass Fertilizer Company plans to sell 200,000 units of finished product in July and anticipates a growth rate in sales of 6 percent per month. The desired monthly ending inventory in units of finished product is 75 percent of the next month's estimated sales. There are 150,000 finished units in inventory on June 30. Each unit of finished product requires 6 pounds of raw material at a cost of $1.15 per pound. There are 790,000 pounds of raw material in inventory on June 30.
1. Compute the company's total required production in units of finished product for the entire three month period ending September 30. (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round your final answer to the nearest unit.)
2. Independent of your answer to part (1), assume the company plans to produce 620,000 units of finished product in the three-month period ending September 30, and to have raw-material inventory on hand at the end of the three-month period equal to 25 percent of the use in that period. Compute the total estimated cost of raw-material purchases for the entire three-month period ending September 30. (Omit the "$" sign in your response).
The solution determines the required total production and cost of purchases.