ACCT 386 - Week 7 - Homework - Question 5

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Question 5

Bronson Company manufactures a variety of ballpoint pens. The company has just received an offer from an outside supplier to provide the ink cartridge for the company’s Zippo pen line, at a price of $0.58 per dozen cartridges. The company is interested in this offer because its own production of cartridges is at capacity.

         Bronson Company estimates that if the supplier’s offer were accepted, the direct labor and variable manufacturing overhead costs of the Zippo pen line would be reduced by 10% and the direct materials cost would be reduced by 20%.

         Under present operations, Bronson Company manufactures all of its own pens from start to finish. The Zippo pens are sold through wholesalers at $8 per box. Each box contains one dozen pens. Fixed manufacturing overhead costs charged to the Zippo pen line total $40,000 each year. (The same equipment and facilities are used to produce several pen lines.) The present cost of producing one dozen Zippo pens (one box) is given below:





  Direct materials




  Direct labor




  Manufacturing overhead





  Total cost





* Includes both variable and fixed manufacturing overhead, based on production of 100,000 boxes of pens each year.