Crede Inc. has two divisions: Division A makes and sells student desks and Division B
Manufactures and sells reading lamps.
Each desk has a reading lamp as one of its components. Division A can purchase reading lamps at a cost of $10 from an outside vendor. Division A needs 10,000 lamps for the coming year.
Division B has the capacity to manufacture 50,000 lamps annually. Sales to outside customers are estimated at 40,000 lamps for the next year. Reading lamps are sold at $12 each. Variable costs are $7 per lamp and include $1 of variable sales costs that are not incurred if lamps are sold internally to Division A. The total amount of fixed costs for Division B is $80,000.
Required: Consider the following independent situations:
1. What should be the minimum transfer price accepted by Division B for the 10,000 lamps and
The maximum transfer price paid by Division A? Justify your answer.
2. Suppose Division B could use the excess capacity to produce and sell externally 15,000
Units of a new product at a price of $7 per unit. The variable cost for this new product is $5
Per unit. What should be the minimum transfer price accepted by Division B for the 10,000
Lamps and the maximum transfer price paid by Division A? Justify your answer.
3. If Division A needs 15,000 lamps instead of 10,000 during the next year, what should be the
Minimum transfer price accepted by Division B and the maximum transfer price paid by
Division A? Justify your answer.