(Solution Document) Auto Parts, Inc. is a medium-sized company that manufactures auto parts in Buffa


Auto Parts, Inc. is a medium-sized company that manufactures auto parts in Buffalo, New York. The company currently loses $30,000 per month. The owner of the company is evaluating whether she should shut down the factory. She thinks that the factory should continue to operate until the economic environment improves and a buyer for the factory can be identified. The logic of the owner is that her company has already invested millions of dollars in the factory over the years. The monthly fixed costs for the factory are $40,000. On the other hand, the CEO of Auto Parts, Inc. believes that the factory should be shut down because most of the monthly fixed costs ($40,000/month) are sunk costs.

Evaluate the arguments of the owner and CEO

Provide a recommendation as to whether Auto Parts, Inc. should shut down its factory in Buffalo.

 







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