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Survey of Accounting (Accounting I)

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Carl Warren
ISBN: 9781305961883

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Survey of Accounting (Accounting I)

8th Edition
Carl Warren
ISBN: 9781305961883
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Decision on accepting additional business
A manager of Coastal Sporting Goods Company is considering accepting an order from an overseas customer. This customer has requested an order for 50,000 dozen golf balls at a price of $12 per dozen. The variable cost to manufacture a dozen golf balls is $9 per dozen. The full cost is $14 per dozen. Coastal Sporting Goods has a normal selling price of $24 per dozen. Coastal’s plant has just enough excess capacity on the second shift to make the overseas order.
What are some considerations in accepting or rejecting this order?

To determine

Concept Introduction:

Decision making plays an important role in the management. The decisions taken by managers are called managerial decisions. Managerial Decisions are decisions taken by managers for the operations of a firm. These decisions include setting target growth rates, hiring or firing employees, and deciding what products to sell. Manager's decisions are taken on the basis of quantitative as well as the qualitative measures. The managerial decision includes the decisions like make or buy, accept or reject new offers, sell or further process etc. These decisions are taken on the basis of relevant costs.

Relevant costs are the costs that are relevant for any decision making. Relevant costs are helpful for take managerial decisions like make or buy, accept or reject new offers, sell or further process etc.

Two basic types of the relevant costs are as follows:

  1. Out-of-pocket costs
  2. Opportunity costs

To Indicate:

The considerations in accepting and rejecting the order

Explanation

The considerations in accepting and rejecting the order are as follows:

The Sale price offered= $12 per dozen

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