| January 25, 2015
Task Name: Phase 3 Individual Project
Deliverable Length: 1-page document
Details: Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects) will be due by Monday, and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

The general manager at the Overall Manufacturing Company has submitted the following information for a specific line of heat exchangers with the recommendation to discontinue the round style heat exchanger because of its continued net operating income losses.

Overall Manufacturing Company
Heat Exchangers
Total Round Rectangular Octagonal
Sales $1,000,000 $140,000 $500,000 $360,000
Less variable expenses $410,000 $60,000 $200,000 $150,000
Contribution margin $590,000 $80,000 $300,000 $210,000
Less fixed expenses:
Advertising $216,000 $41,000 $110,000 $65,000
Depreciation $95,000 $20,000 $40,000 $35,000
Line supervisors’ salaries $19,000 $6,000 $7,000 $6,000
General factory overhead* $200,000 $28,000 $100,000 $72,000
Total fixed expenses $530,000 $95,000 $257,000 $178,000
Net operating income (loss) $60,000 $(15,000) $43,000 $32,000
*A common fixed cost that is allocated on the basis of sales dollars

Analyze the above information to determine if the round heat exchanger should be discontinued. The special equipment that is used to produce the round heat exchanger has no resale value. If the round heat exchanger is discontinued, the two line supervisors who are assigned to the model would be discharged. Overall Manufacturing Company has no other use for the capacity that is now being used to produce the round heat exchanger.

Include the following in your analysis:

  • Should the production and sale of the round heat exchanger be discontinued? Show your analysis to support your answer.
  • How might this same information be presented to make it more useful to management in assessing the long-run profitability of its various product lines?
  • What policy change would you recommend to management?

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