Question: Refer to Exercises El9 19 and E19 20 Controller Michael Bender is

Refer to Exercises El9-19 and E19-20. Controller Michael Bender is surprised by the increase in cost of the deluxe model under ABC. Market research shows that for the deluxe rim to provide a reasonable profit, Erickson will have to meet a target manufacturing cost of $525.00 per rim. A value engineering study by Erickson’s employees suggests that modifications to the finishing process could cut finishing cost from $80.00 to $60.00 per hour and reduce the finishing direct labor hours per deluxe rim from 2.50 hours to 2.0 hours. Direct materials would remain unchanged at $50.00 per rim, as would direct labor at $54.00 per rim. The materials handling, machine setup, and insertion of parts activity costs also would remain the same.
Would implementing the value engineering recommendation enable Erickson to achieve its target cost for the deluxe rim?

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