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chapter 25....question 6..... 4. PR 25-6A (p. 11...




chapter 25....question 6..... 4. PR 25-6A (p. 1135) 25-6A Atlas Steel Company produces three grade of steel: high, good, and regular grade. Each of these products (grades) has high demand in the market, and Atlas is able to sell as much as it can produce of all three. The furnace operation is a bottleneck in the process an dit running at 100% of capacity. Atlas wants to improve steel operation profitability. The variable conversion cost is $6 per process hour. The fixed cost is $1,530,000. In addition, the cost analyst was able to determine the following information about the three products. High grade Good Grade Regular Grade Budgeted units of produced 6,000 6,000 6,000 Total process hours per unit 15 15 12 Furnace hours per unit 5 3 2 Unit Selling Price $375 $350 $320 Direct materials cost per unit $ 160 $140 $130 The furnace operation is part of the total process for each of these three products. Thus for example, 5 of the 15 hours required to process High Grade steel are associated with the furnace. 1. Determine the unit contribution margin for each product. 2. Provide an analysis to determine the relative product profitability?s, assuming that the furnace is a bottleneck. 3. Assume that management wish to improve profitability by increasing prices on selected products. At what price would High and Good grades need to be offered in order to product the same relative profitability as Regular Grade Steel.,you are simply a GENIOUS


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