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Pink Bags (PB) is a designer of high- quality backpacks and purses. Each design is made in small batches. Each spring, PB comes out with new designs for the backpack and for the purse. The company uses these designs for a year, and then moves on to the next trend. The bags are all made on the same fabrication equipment, which is expected to operate at capacity. The equipment must be switched over to a new design and set up to prepare for the production of each new batch of products. When completed, each batch of products is immediately shipped to a wholesaler. Shipping costs vary with the number of shipments. Budgeted information for the year is as follows.
Pink Bags Budget for Costs and Activities for the Year Ended February 28, 2013
Direct materials— purses............ $ 283,575
Direct materials— backpacks .......... 496,625
Direct manufacturing labor— purses ...... 95,000
Direct manufacturing labor— backpacks.... 119,000
Setup................... 65,000
Shipping ................. 72,400
Design ................. 162,500
Plant utilities and administration...... 253,500
Total ................. $ 1,547,600

Other budget information follows.



Required
1. Identify the cost hierarchy level for each cost category.
2. Identify the most appropriate cost driver for each cost category. Explain briefly your choice of cost driver.
3. Calculate the budgeted cost per unit of cost driver for each cost category.
4. Calculate the budgeted total costs and cost per unit for each product line.
5. Explain how you could use the information in requirement 4 to reducecosts.


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