Accounting

“Blast it!” said David Wilson, president of Teledex Company.  “We’ve just lost the bid on the Koopers job by $2,000. It seems we’re  either too high to get the job or too low to make any money on half the  jobs we bid.”

Teledex Company manufactures products to customers’ specifications  and uses a job-order costing system. The company uses a plantwide  predetermined overhead rate based on direct labor cost to apply its  manufacturing overhead (assumed to be all fixed) to jobs. The following  estimates were made at the beginning of the year:

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Department Fabricating Machining Assembly Total Plant   Manufacturing overhead $ 369,250 $ 422,000 $ 94,950 $ 886,200   Direct labor $ 211,000 $ 105,500 $ 316,500 $ 633,000

 

Jobs require varying amounts of work in the three departments. The  Koopers job, for example, would have required manufacturing costs in the  three departments as follows:

Department       Fabricating Machining Assembly Total Plant   Direct materials $ 4,100   $ 400   $ 2,500   $ 7,000     Direct labor $ 5,000   $ 700   $ 7,300   $ 13,000     Manufacturing overhead   ?     ?     ?     ?

Required:

1. Using the company’s plantwide approach:

a. Compute the plantwide predetermined rate for the current year.

b. Determine the amount of manufacturing overhead cost that would have been applied to the Koopers job.

2. Suppose that instead of using a plantwide predetermined overhead  rate, the company had used departmental predetermined overhead rates  based on direct labor cost. Under these conditions:

a.Compute the predetermined overhead rate for each department for the current year.

b. Determine the amount of manufacturing overhead cost that would have been applied to the Koopers job.

4. Assume that it is customary in the industry to bid jobs at 150% of  total manufacturing cost (direct materials, direct labor, and applied  overhead).

a.What was the company’s bid price on the Koopers job using a plantwide predetermined overhead rate?

b.What would the bid price have been if departmental predetermined overhead rates had been used to apply overhead cost?