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WildRide Sports manufactures snowboards. Its cost of making 24,900 bindings is as follows:
Direct materials........................................................................................................ $ 27,000
Direct labor.............................................................................................................. 84,000
Variable manufacturing overhead............................................................................ 54,000
Fixed manufacturing overhead................................................................................ 84,000
Total manufacturing costs........................................................................................ $ 249,000
Cost per pair ($ 249,000 / 24,900)............................................................................ $ 10.00
Suppose an outside supplier will sell bindings to WildRide Sports for $ 14 each. ­WildRide Sports would pay $ 3.00 per unit to transport the bindings to its manufacturing plant, where it would add its own logo at a cost $ 0.70 of per binding.

Requirements
1. WildRide Sports’ accountants predict that purchasing the bindings from an outside supplier will enable the company to avoid $ 2,300 of fixed overhead. Prepare an analysis to show whether WildRide Sports should make or buy the bindings.
2. The facilities freed by purchasing bindings from the outside supplier can be used to manufacture another product that will contribute $ 3,000 to profit. Total fixed costs will be the same as if WildRide Sports had produced the bindings. Show which alter-native makes the best use ofWildRide Sports’ facilities: (a) make bindings, (b) buy bindings and leave facilities idle, or (c) buy bindings and make another product.



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