**Please show work** Activity-Based And Department Rate Product Costing and Product Cost Distortions Black and Blue...
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Activity-Based And Department Rate Product Costing and Product Cost Distortions
Black and Blue Sports Inc. manufactures two products: snowboards and skis. The factory overhead incurred is as follows:
The activity base associated with the two production departments is direct labor hours. The indirect labor can be assigned to two different activities as follows:
|Activity||Budgeted Activity Cost||Activity Base|
|Production control||$237,000||Number of production runs|
|Materials handling||270,000||Number of moves|
The activity-base usage quantities and units produced for the two products follow:
|Number of Production Runs||Number of Moves||Direct Labor Hours-Cutting||Direct Labor Hours-Finishing||Units Produced|
1. Determine the factory overhead rates under the multiple production department rate method. Assume that indirect labor is associated with the production departments, so that the total factory overhead is $315,000 and $540,000 for the Cutting and Finishing departments, respectively. Round per unit amounts to the nearest whole cent.
|Department||Production Department Rate|
|Cutting Department||$ per direct labor hour|
|Finishing Department||$ per direct labor hour|
2. Determine the total and per-unit factory overhead costs allocated to each product, using the multiple production department overhead rates in (1). Round per unit amounts to the nearest whole cent.
|Product||Total Factory Overhead||Factory Overhead Per Unit|
3. Determine the activity rates, assuming that the indirect labor is associated with activities rather than with the production departments. Round per unit amounts to the nearest whole cent.
|Production Control||$ per prod. run|
|Materials Handling||$ per move|
|Cutting Department||$ per dlh|
|Finishing Department||$ per dlh|
4. Determine the total and per-unit cost assigned to each product under activity-based costing. Round the per unit amounts to the nearest whole cent.
|Product||Total Activity Cost||Activity Cost Per Unit|
5. Comment on the difference in the per-unit overhead allocated to each product under the multiple production department factory overhead rate and activity-based costing methods.
The activity-based overhead allocation reveals that consume more factory overhead on a per-unit basis than do . The method does not show this because all factory overhead is assumed to be proportional to direct labor hours. The method separately accounts for the production control and materials handling activity costs. Snowboards have more production control and materials handling activities than do skis. This is because snowboards are made in smaller lots, representing a wide variety of styles. Thus, snowboards have higher activity costs per unit than skis.