Samson Company manufactures embroidered jackets. The company uses a standard cost system to control manufacturing costs. The following data represent the standard unit cost of a jacket:

Fixed overhead in total was budgeted to be $ 63,000 for each month.
Actual data for November of the current year include the following:
a. Actual production was 14,000 jackets.
b. Actual direct materials usage was 2.60 square feet per jacket at an actual cost of $ 4.30 per square foot.
c. Actual direct labor usage of 25,800 hours for a total cost of $ 252,840. d. Actual fixed overhead cost was $ 57,508, while actual variable overhead cost was $ 21,930.

1. Compute the price and quantity variances for direct materials.
2. Compute the rate and efficiency variances for direct labor.
3. Compute the rate and efficiency variances for variable overhead.
4. Compute the fixed overhead budget variance and the fixed overhead volume variance.
5. Huntsman’s management intentionally purchased superior materials for November production. How did this decision affect the other cost variances? Overall, was the decision wise? Explain.
6. Journalize the usage of direct materials and the assignment of direct labor, including the relatedvariances.

  • CreatedAugust 27, 2014
  • Files Included
Post your question