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Salvo Corporation Outsourcing Decisions: Relevant Factors

Salvo Corporation produces cast metal parts used in the plumbing industry. The company is organized into two divisions, mining and casting. Managers of the two divisions are evaluated based on divisionsl ROI.

The mining division sells ore to the casting division as well as to external customers. Currently, the mining division has excessive inventory and has reduced production becuase of weak demand for its product.

In effort to reduce material costs, the material costs, the manager of the casting division obtained bids for the external suppliers to provide the ore. Some external bids were below the prices charged by the mining division at salvo. making purchasing from external sources appear attractive.

A) Identify the relevant facts for the outsourcing decision.
B) Explain why purchasing the ore from an outside company may not be the best decision for salvo.
C) how would capacity and market conditions affect the outsourcing decisions?

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Some of the relevant factors in the outsourcing decision making include the following:

1. Variable manufacturing cost of the Mining Division. In determining the transfer price of the ore from the Mining to the Casting division, total variable costs, total manufacturing costs less avoidable costs, and total manufacturing costs should be determined. In the case wherein the bids from external suppliers are lower than ...

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The relevant factors for Salvo Corporation outsourcing decisions are examined.