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Incremental factory operating expenses Incremental managerial expenses Delivered purchased material expenses Any follow-on expenses resulting from quality and associated problems 6.3.2.6 Cost factors for the buy analysis Transportation expenses Purchase price of the part Incremental purchasing expenses Receiving and inspection expenses Any follow-on expenses associated with service or quality Though the cost is rarely the sole criterion utilized to come to a make-or-buy decision, easy break-even analysis can be a useful way to quickly guess the expense implications within a decision. 6.3.3 STEPS IN ARRIVING MAKE OR BUY DECISION Here’s one example of a process of how businesses can ma ke a sensible make- or-buy decision. Businesses should first carry out an assessment of quantitative aspects before considering qualitative aspects to finalize their make or buy decisions.
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78 Step 1 Carry out the quantitative analysis by comparing the expenses incurred in each option. The expense of purchasing products is the price paid to suppliers to purchase them. On the contrary, the cost of manufacture includes both variable and fixed expenses. For example, a business requires 10 units of its item in 10 consecutive periods. The company can either buy the units at $100 per unit or expend $1,000 to set up manufacture facilities and $8 to manufacture each unit. As the business expends $10,000 to buy the products and $9,000 to manufacture the same quantity of products, with respect to make-or-buy, the business would do better to manufacture the goods, on the basis of only quantitative factors. Step 2 Think about all the qualitative factors that may have a bearing on the decision to manufacture the products . This incorporates all pertinent factors that cannot be decreased to numbers such as the quality of the business’ production department and its experience. An example for this is that it may be possible that the business has zero experience in manufacturing a specific good and its previous experience in manufacturing other goods cannot be applied. Step 3 Think about qualitative factors that may have a bearing on the decision to buy the products from external suppliers . Such factors include: the quality of the s uppliers’ management, its dependability and the quality of its goods. An example for this is that it is probable that the supplier has considerable experience in manufacturing the item being considered and the business may want to develop a long-term relationship with a supplier. Step 4 Factor the qualitative aspects into the quantitative assessment so as to complete it. An example for this in this case is that: even though it is cheaper for the business to manufacture its products, there are grounds to believe that its goods would be of a lower grade than those it can buy. In addition, as the business desires to forge a long-term relationship with its supplier, it may desire to purchase its goods from that supplier so as to commence the relationship.
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