Make-or-Buy Decision for a Service CompanyThe Theater Arts Guild of Dallas (TAG-D) employs five people in its Publication Department. These people lay out pages for pamphlets, brochures, magazines, and other publications for the TAG-D productions. The pages are delivered to an outside company for printing. The company is considering an outside publication service for the layout work. The outside service is quoting a price of $19 per layout page. The budget for the Publication Department for the current year is as follows:Salaries$213,200Benefits48,500Supplies25,800Office expenses32,300Office depreciation29,100Computer depreciation19,400Total$368,300The department expects to lay out 17,000 pages for the current year. The Publication Department office space and equipment would be used for future administrative needs, if the department's function were purchased from the outside.a.  Prepare a The area of accounting concerned with the effect of alternative courses of action on revenues and costs.differential analysis dated February 22 to determine whether TAG-D should layout pages internally (Alternative 1) or purchase layout services from the outside (Alternative 2). If an amount is zero, enter "0". For those boxes in which you must enter subtracted or negative numbers use a minus sign.Differential AnalysisLay out Pages Internally (Alt. 1) or Purchase Layout Services (Alt. 2)February 22 Lay out Pages Internally(Alternative 1)Purchase Lay out Services (Alternative 2)Differential Effect on Income (Alternative 2)Sales price$$$Costs:   Purchase price of lay out work$$$Salaries   Benefits   Supplies   Office expenses   Office depreciation   Computer depreciation   Income (loss)$$$b.  The benefit from using an outside service is shown to be   morelessthan performing the layout work internally. The fixed costs (depreciation expenses) in the budget are   relevantirrelevantto the decision. Thus, the work should   benot bepurchased from the outside on a strictly financial basis. c.  Before electing to   keeplay offthe five employees, the Guild should consider the   short-run impactlong-run impactof the decision.

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Make-or-Buy Decision for a Service Company

The Theater Arts Guild of Dallas (TAG-D) employs five people in its Publication Department. These people lay out pages for pamphlets, brochures, magazines, and other publications for the TAG-D productions. The pages are delivered to an outside company for printing. The company is considering an outside publication service for the layout work. The outside service is quoting a price of $19 per layout page. The budget for the Publication Department for the current year is as follows:

Salaries $213,200
Benefits 48,500
Supplies 25,800
Office expenses 32,300
Office depreciation 29,100
Computer depreciation 19,400
Total $368,300

The department expects to lay out 17,000 pages for the current year. The Publication Department office space and equipment would be used for future administrative needs, if the department's function were purchased from the outside.

a.  Prepare a The area of accounting concerned with the effect of alternative courses of action on revenues and costs.differential analysis dated February 22 to determine whether TAG-D should layout pages internally (Alternative 1) or purchase layout services from the outside (Alternative 2). If an amount is zero, enter "0". For those boxes in which you must enter subtracted or negative numbers use a minus sign.

Differential Analysis
Lay out Pages Internally (Alt. 1) or Purchase Layout Services (Alt. 2)
February 22
  Lay out
Pages
Internally
(Alternative 1)
Purchase
Lay out
Services
(Alternative 2)
Differential
Effect
on Income
(Alternative 2)
Sales price $ $ $
Costs:      
Purchase price of lay out work $ $ $
Salaries      
Benefits      
Supplies      
Office expenses      
Office depreciation      
Computer depreciation      
Income (loss) $ $ $

b.  The benefit from using an outside service is shown to be  

 
  • more
  • less
than performing the layout work internally. The fixed costs (depreciation expenses) in the budget are  
 
  • relevant
  • irrelevant
to the decision. Thus, the work should  
 
  • be
  • not be
purchased from the outside on a strictly financial basis.

 

c.  Before electing to  

 
  • keep
  • lay off
the five employees, the Guild should consider the  
 
  • short-run impact
  • long-run impact
of the decision.

 

 

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Step 1

Difference analysis of  layout pages internally and Purchase Lay out services.

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A Differential Analysis 1 Layout Pages internally or Purchase Layout Services February 22 3 Layout pages internally (Alternative 1) Purchase Layout Service (Alternative 2) Differential effect on Net Income 4 5 6 Costs Purchase price of layout work (17000 pages $19) =17000*19 -B7-C7 7 213000 10 -B8-C8 Salaries 8 48500 10 -B9-C9 Benefits 25800 10 -B10-C10 10 Supplies 11 Office expense 12 Office depreciation 13 Computer depreciation 32300 10 -B11-C11 29100 29100 -B12-C12 19400 19400 B13-C13 - B14-C14 14 =SUM(B8:B13) SUM(C7:C13) 15 Income (Loss) -B15-C15 etLO

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The results of the formulas used in Excel are shown below.

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B A C D Differential Analysis 1 Layout Pages internally or Purchase Layout Services 2 February 22 3 Layout pages internally |(Alternative 1) Purchase Layout Service (Alternative 2) Differential effect on Net Income 5 6 Costs Purchase price of layout work (17000 pages $19) $323,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $29,100 $19,400 -$323,000 $213,000 $48,500 $25,800 $32,300 $0 $0 $0 -$3,400 7 $213,000 $48,500 $25,800 $32,300 $29,100 $19,400| 8 Salaries Benefits 10 Supplies 11 Office expense 12 Office depreciation 13 Computer depreciation 14 $368,100 $371,500 15 Income (Loss)

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