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Managers at ABC, Inc. are reviewing the economic feasibility of manufacturing a part that the company currently purchases from a supplier. Forecasted annual demand for the part is 3300 units. ABC operates 250 days per year. ABC’s financial analysts established a cost of capital of 10% for the use of funds for investments within the company. In addition, over the past year $500,000 was the average investment in the company’s inventory. Accounting information shows that a total of $24,000 was spent on taxes and insurance related to the company’s inventory. In addition, an estimated $9000 was lost due to inventory shrinkage, which included damaged goods as well as pilferage. A remaining $15,000 was spent on warehouse overhead, including utility expenses for heating and lighting. An analysis of the purchasing operation shows that approximately four hours are required to process and coordinate an order for the part regardless of the quantity ordered. Purchasing salaries average $28 per

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