Question

Refer to the GrandScapes data set.

Requirements
1. Compute the direct labor rate variance and the direct labor efficiency variance.
2. What is the total variance for direct labor?
3. Who is generally responsible for each variance?
4. Interpret the variances.
GrandScapes data set.
GrandScapes is a manufacturer of large flower pots for urban settings. The company has these standards:
Direct materials (resin)............................................. 8 pounds per pot at a cost of $ 6.00 per
pound Direct labor............................................................. 2.0 hours at a cost of $ 15.00 per hour tandard variable manufacturing overhead rate..................................................... $ 4.00 per direct
labor hour Budgeted fixed manufacturing overhead............... $ 16,600
Standard fixed MOH rate........................................ $ 8.00 per direct labor hour (DLH)

GrandScapes allocated fixed manufacturing overhead to production based on standard direct labor hours. Last month, the company reported the following actual results for the production of 1,100 flower pots:

Direct materials....................................................... Purchased 9,950 pounds at a cost of $ 6.30 per pound; used 9,350 pounds to produce 1,100 pots

Direct labor............................................................. Worked 2.2 hours per flower pot (2,420 total
DLH) at a cost of $ 14.00 per hour

Actual variable manufacturing overhead................ $ 4.30 per direct labor hour for total actual variable manufacturing overhead of $ 10,406
Actual fixed manufacturing overhead..................... $ 16,400
Standard fixed manufacturing overhead
allocated based on actual production.................... $ 17,600




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