Wesley Power Tools manufactures a wide variety of tools and accessories. One of its more popular items is a cordless power handisaw. Use the following information about this product line to complete the problem requirements. Each handisaw sells for $44. Wesley expects the following unit sales:
January .... 2,000
February .... 2,200
March .... 2,700
April .... 2,500
May .... 1,900
Wesley’s ending finished goods inventory policy is 30 percent of the next month’s sales.
Suppose each handisaw takes approximately 0.75 hours to manufacture, and Wesley pays an average labor wage of $18 per hour. Each handisaw requires a plastic housing that Wesley purchases from a supplier at a cost of $7.00 each. The company has an ending raw materials inventory policy of 25 percent of the fol-lowing month’s production requirements. Materials other than the housing unit total $4.50 per handisaw.
Manufacturing overhead for this product includes $72,000 annual fixed overhead (based on production of 27,000 units) and $1.20 per unit variable manufacturing overhead. Wesley’s selling expenses are 7 percent of sales dollars, and administrative expenses are fixed at $18,000 per month.
Prepare the following for the first quarter:
1. Sales budget.
2. Production budget.
3. Raw materials purchases budget for the plastic housings.
4. Direct labor budget.