Telly industries is a multiproduct company that

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Telly Industries is a multiproduct company that currently manufactures 30,000 units of Part MR24 each month. The facilities now being used to produce Part MR24 have a fixed monthly cost of $150,000 and a capacity to produce 84,000 units per month. If Telly were to buy Part MR24 from an outside supplier, the facilities would be idle, but its fixed costs would continue at 40 percent of its present amount. The variable production costs of Part MR24 are $11 per unit. Required: a. If Telly Industries continues to use 30,000 units of Part MR24 each month, it would realize a net benefit by purchasing Part MR24 from an outside supplier only if the supplier's unit price is less than how much? b. If Telly Industries can obtain Part MR24 from an outside supplier at a unit purchase price of $12.875, what is the monthly usage at which it will be indifferent between purchasing and making Part MR24? 9
25. Opportunity Cost of Purchase Discounts and Lost Sales Spring Company manufactures hard drives for computer manufacturers. At the beginning of this year Spring began shipping a much-improved hard drive, Model W899. The W899 was an immediate success and accounted for $5 million in revenues for Spring this year. While the W899 was in the development stage, Spring planned to price it at $130. In preliminary discussions with customers about the W899 design, no resistance was detected to suggestions that the price might be $130. The $130 price was considerably higher than the estimated variable cost of $70 per unit to produce the W899, and it would provide Spring with ample profits. Shortly before setting the price of the W899, Spring discovered that a competitor had a product very similar to the W899 and was no more than 60 days behind Spring's own schedule. No information could be obtained on the competitor's planned price, although it had a reputation for aggressive pricing. Worried about the competitor, and unsure of the market size, Spring lowered the price of the W899 to $100. It maintained the price although, to Spring's surprise, the competitor announced a price of $130 for its product. After reviewing the current year's sales of the W899, Spring's management concluded that unit sales would have been the same if the product had been marketed at the original price of $130 each. Management has predicted that next year's sales of the W899 would be either 85,000 units at $100 each or 60,000 units at $130 each. Spring has decided to raise the price of the disk drive to $130 effective immediately. Having supported the higher price from the beginning, Sharon Haley, Spring's marketing director, believes that the opportunity cost of selling the W899 for $100 should be reflected in the company's internal records and reports. In support of her recommendation, Haley explained that the company has booked these types of costs on other occasions when purchase discounts not taken for early payment have been recorded. Required: a. Define opportunity cost and explain why opportunity costs are not usually recorded. b. What is the current year's opportunity cost? c. Explain the impact of Spring Company's selection of the $130 selling price for the W899 on next year's operating income. Support your answer with appropriate calculations.

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