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McAlisters Bottle Company manufactures plastic two-liter bottles for the beverage industry. The cost standards per 100 two-liter bottles are as follows:
Standard Cost per 100
Cost Category ...... Two-Liter Bottles
Direct labor ........ $2.75
Direct materials ........ 1.20
Factory overhead ...... 0.35
Total ........... $4.30

At the beginning of May, McAlisters Bottle’s management planned to produce 800,000 bottles. The actual number of bottles produced for May was 750,000 bottles. The actual costs for May of the current year were as follows:
Actual Cost for the Month
Cost Category ....... Ended May 31, 2012
Direct labor ........... $21,100
Direct materials ......... 9,200
Factory overhead ......... 2,700
Total .............. $33,000

a. Prepare the May manufacturing standard cost budget (direct labor, direct materials, and factory overhead) for McAlisters Bottle Company, assuming planned production.
b. Prepare a budget performance report for manufacturing costs, showing the total cost variances for direct materials, direct labor, and factory overhead for May.
c. Interpret the budget performance report.



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