Horden Products Ltd manufactures goods which could involve any or all of three production departments. These departments are simply entitled
Horden Products Ltd manufactures goods which could involve any or all of three production departments. These departments are simply entitled A, B and C. A direct wages cost percentage absorption rate for the recovery of production overheads is applied to individual job costs. Details from the company’s budgets for the year ended 31 March 2018 are as follows:
The following information is also available for the production departments:
Machinery is depreciated on the basis of 20% on cost.
Job No. 347 passed through all three departments and incurred the following actual direct costs and times:
A sum amounting to 30% of the production cost is added to every job to enable a selling price to be quoted.
(a) A statement to show the total production overheads per department and calculate the absorption rate which the company has adopted.
(b) Calculate the selling price to be quoted for Job No. 347.
(c) Using the available data, calculate absorption rates when based on:
(i) Direct labour hour rate;
(ii) Machine hour rate.
(d) Explain clearly the meaning of the following terms relating to overheads:
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