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

Smith manufactures coffee mugs that it sells to other companies for customizing with their own logos. Smith 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 59,900 coffee mugs per month:
Actual cost and production information for July 2016 follows:
a. Actual production and sales were 62,600 coffee mugs.
b. Actual direct materials usage was 10,000 lbs. at an actual cost of $0.17 per lb.
c. Actual direct labor usage of 199,000 minutes at a cost of $27,860.
d. Actual overhead cost was $8,955 variable and $31,945 fixed.
e. Selling and administrative costs were $95,000.
1. Compute the cost and efficiency variances for direct materials and direct labor.
2. Journalize the purchase and 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 allocated manufacturing overhead. Journalize the movement of all production from Work-in-Process Inventory. Journalize the adjusting of the Manufacturing Overhead account.
5. Smith intentionally hired more highly skilled workers during July. How did this decision affect the cost variances? Overall, was the decision wise?

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