Make-or-Buy Decision LaSalle Manufacturing had always made its components in-house. However, Jasper Component Works had recently offered to supply…

Make-or-Buy Decision

LaSalle Manufacturing had always made its components in-house. However, Jasper Component Works had recently offered to supply one component, C-430, at a price of $12 each. LaSalle uses 4,600 units of Component C-430 each year. The cost per unit of this component is as follows:

Direct materials$7.75Direct labor2.46Variable overhead1.24Fixed overhead4.00 Total$15.45

The fixed overhead is an allocated expense; none of it would be eliminated if production of Component C-430 stopped.


1. List the relevant costs for each alternative. If required, round your answers to two decimal places.

 Total Relevant CostMake$per unitBuy$per unitDifferential Cost to Make$per unit

If LaSalle decides to purchase the component from Jasper, by how much will operating income increase or decrease?


2. Conceptual Connection: Which alternative is better?

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