Question: Java manufactures coffee mugs that it sells to other companies

Java manufactures coffee mugs that it sells to other companies for customizing with their own logos. Java prepares flexible budgets and uses a standard cost system to control manufacturing costs. The standard unit cost of a coffee mug is based on static budget volume of 60,200 coffee mugs per month:

Actual cost and production information for July 2014 follow:
a. There were no beginning or ending inventory balances. All expenditures were on account.
b. Actual production and sales were 62,900 coffee mugs.
c. Actual direct materials usage was 10,000 lbs. at an actual cost of $ 0.17 per lb. d. Actual direct labor usage was 202,000 minutes at a total cost of $ 30,300.
e. Actual overhead cost was $ 10,000 variable and $ 30,500 fixed. f. Selling and administrative costs were $ 115,000.

1. Compute the cost and efficiency variances for direct materials and direct labor.
2. Journalize the usage of direct materials and the assignment of direct labor, ­including the related variances.
3. For manufacturing overhead, compute the variable overhead cost and efficiency variances and the fixed overhead cost and volume variances.
4. Journalize the actual manufacturing overhead and the applied manufacturing overhead. Journalize the movement of all production from Work- in- Process Inventory. Journalize the adjusting of the Manufacturing Overhead account.
5. Java intentionally hired more highly skilled workers during July. How did this decision affect the cost variances? Overall, was the decisionwise?

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