Broadening Your Perspective 5-1
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Creative Ideas Company has decided to introduce a new product. The new product can be manufactured by either a capital-intensive method or a labor-intensive method. The manufacturing method will not affect the quality of the product. The estimated manufacturing costs by the two methods are as follows.
Capital-IntensiveLabor-IntensiveDirect materials$6per unit$6.50per unitDirect labor$7per unit$9.00per unitVariable overhead$3per unit$5.00per unitFixed manufacturing costs$2,877,000$1,767,000
Creative Ideas’ market research department has recommended an introductory unit sales price of $36. The incremental selling expenses are estimated to be $572,000 annually plus $2 for each unit sold, regardless of manufacturing method.
With the class divided into groups, answer the following.
Calculate the estimated break-even point in annual unit sales of the new product if Creative Ideas Company uses the: (Round answers to 0 decimal places, e.g. 5,275.)
(1)Capital-intensive manufacturing method.(2)Labor-intensive manufacturing method.
Capital-IntensiveLabor-IntensiveBreak-even point in units
Determine the annual unit sales volume at which Creative Ideas Company would be indifferent between the two manufacturing methods. (Round answer to 0 decimal places, e.g. 5,275.)
Annual unit sales volume
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