Carson Chill, Inc., makes ice cream that it sells in 5-gallon containers to retail ice cream parlors. During 2014, the company planned to make 100,000 containers of ice cream. It actually produced 97,000 containers. The actual and standard quantity and cost of sugar per container follow.
Required a. Determine the materials price variance and indicate whether the variance is favorable (F) or unfavorable (U). b. Determine the materials usage variance and indicate whether the variance is favorable (F) or unfavorable (U). c. Explain how the production manager could have been responsible for the pricevariance.