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CASE 1: CASES FOR MANAGEMENT DECISION MAKING 1. Define and explain the meaning of a predetermined manufacturing overhead rate that is applied in a job-order costing system.

This is the estimate of how much overhead will be needed based on estimate of production. 2. What are the advantages and disadvantages of using the cost of each print as a manufacturing overhead cost driver? Advantage: Costs will be more accurate, costs are tailored more too specific products. Disadvantage:Relies too heavily on prediction of how many of each particular product will be sold. 3. Using the information on the next page, compute and interpret the predetermined manufacturing overhead rate for Wall Decor. Total cost = number of prints x cost per print Unframed Print 80,000 x \$12 = \$960,000 Steel Framed Print, No Matting15,000 x \$16 = \$240,000 Wood Framed Print, with Matting7,000 x \$20 = \$140,000 Total Cost of Prints = \$960,000 + \$240,000 + \$140,000 = \$1,340,000Predetermined Manufacturing Overhead Rate = (Manufacturing overhead/total cost of prints) x 100% = (375,200/1,340,000) x 100% = 28% 4.

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Compute the product cost for the following three items. a)Lance Armstrong unframed print (base of print \$12) b)John Elway print in steel frame, no mat (base cost of print \$16) c)Lambeau Field print in wood frame with mat (base cost of print \$20) Direct Materials = print + frame & glass + mattingDirect Labor = picking labor + framing & matting labor Manufacturing Overhead = direct materials x predetermined rate Cost of Prints = direct materials + direct labor + manufacturing overhead Picking labor = (rate/hour) x minutes worker = (rate/ 60min) x minutes worked = (\$12/60) x 10 = \$2/unit For Steel Framed, Matting & Framing Time = (rate/ 60min) x minutes worked = (\$21/60) x 20 = \$7/unit For Wood Framed, Matting & Framing Time = (rate/ 60min) x minutes worked = (\$21/60) x 30 = \$10. 50/unitDirect Materials(\$) Direct Labor(\$) Manufacturing Overhead (\$) Total Product Cost(\$) Unframed Prints 12 2 (12 x 0. 28) = 3. 36 17. 36 Steel Framed, No Matting(16 + 4) = 20 (2 + 7) = 9 (16 x 0. 28) = 4. 48 33.

48 Wood Framed, with Matting(20 + 6 + 4) = 30 (2 x 10. 50) = 12. 50 (20 x 0. 28) = 5. 60 48. 10 5.

No. There is more overhead allocated to the unframed prints than for the other prints that require more labor and materials. They will have under applied manufacturing overhead if they sell more framed and / or matted prints than expected. . Anticipate business problems that may result from allocating manufacturing overhead based on the cost of the prints.

Problems with the way manufacturing is being allocated: oEach print would have to generate enough sales revenue to cover not only manufacturing costs but also selling, general and administrative, interest expense, and some profit. oIf an inaccurate allocation results in too much cost assigned to the prints, management might want to increase the price on the prints when in reality price increases are not necessary.If customers react to the unnecessary price increase by looking for lower prices from other manufacturers, the company may end up losing sales, profits, and customers. oIf inaccurate allocations result in too few costs assigned to the prints, a company may not realize that the prints selling price is too low to cover the true costs needed to produce and sell that product. If the company does not realize this and raise the price the company might be selling that product at a loss.

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