Unit 10 cane company manufactures two products called alpha and beta

Cane Company manufactures two products called Alpha and Beta that sell for $120 and $80, respectively. Each product uses only one type of raw material that costs $6 per pound. The company has the capacity to annually produce 100,000 units of each product. Its unit costs for each product at this level of activity are given below:

                               Alpha        Beta
Direct Materials             $30       $12 
Direct labor                 $20          $15 
Variable manufacturing overhead $7 $5 
Traceable fixed manufacturing overhead $16   $18 
Varaible selling expenses  $12        $8 
Common Fixed Expenses $15        $10 
Total cost per unit           $100      $68

The company considers its traceable fixed manufacturing overhead to be avoidable, whereas its common fixed expenses are deemed unavoidable and have been allocated to products based on sales dollars.

 

Required:

1. What is the total amount of traceable fixed manufacturing overhead for the Alpha product line and for the Beta product line?

2. What is the company’s total amount of common fixed expenses?

3. Assume that Cane expects to produce and sell 80,000 Alphas during the current year. One of Cane’s sales representatives has found a new customer that is willing to buy 10,000 additional Alphas for a price of $80 per unit. If Cane accepts the customer’s offer, how much will its profits increase or decrease?

4. Assume that Cane expects to produce 90,000 Betas during the current year. One of Cane’s sales representatives has found a new customer that is willing to buy 5,000 additional Betas for a price of $39 per unit. If Cane accepts the customer’s offer, how much will its profits increase or decrease?

5. Assume that Cane expects to produce and sell 95,000 Alphas during the current year. One of Cane’s sales representatives has found a new customer that is willing to buy 10,000 additional Alphas for a price of $80 per unit. If Cane accepts the customer’s offer, it will decrease Alpha sales to regular customers by 5,000 units. Should Cane accept this order?

6. Assume that Cane normally produces and sells 90,000 Betas per year. If Cane discontinues the Beta product line, how much will profits increase or decrease?

7. Assume that Cane normally produces and sells 40,000 Betas per year. If Cane discontinues the Beta product line, how much will profits increase or decrease?

8. Assume that Cane normally produces and sells 60,000 Betas and 80,000 Alphas per year. If Cane discontinues the Beta product line, its sales representatives could increase sales of Alpha by 15,000 unites. If Cane discontinues the Beta product line, how much would profits increase or decrease?

9. Assume that Cane expects to produce and sell 80.000 Alphas during the current year. A supplier has offered to manufacture and deliver 80,000 Alphas to Cane for a price of $80 per unit. If Cane buys 80,000 units from the supplier instead of making those units, how much will profits increase or decrease?

10. Assume that Cane expects to produce and sell 50.000 Alphas during the current year. A supplier has offered to manufacture and deliver 50,000 Alphas to Cane for a price of $80 per unit. If Cane buys 50,000 units from the supplier instead of making those units, how much will profits increase or decrease?

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