Han Products manufactures 30,000 units of part S-6 each year for use on its production line. At this level of activity, the cost per unit for part S-6 is as follows:

Direct materials $3.60

Direct labor 10.00

Variable manufacturing overhead 2.40

Fixed manufacturing overhead 9.00

Total cost per part


An outside supplier has offered to sell 30,000 units of part S-6 each year to Han Products for $21 per part. If Han Products accepts this offer, the facilities now being used to manufacture part S-6 could be rented to another company at an annual rental of $80,000. However, Han Products has determined that two-thirds of the fixed manufacturing overhead being applied to part S-6 would continue even if part S-6 were purchased from the outside supplier.



What is the total amount of avoidable costs if Han buys the units from an outside supplier?

Total cost $

(b) How much will profits increase or decrease if the outside supplier’s offer is accepted?

Profits would by $