Budgets For Production And Direct Manufacturing Labor

Budgets for production and direct manufacturing labor. (CMA, adapted) Roletter Company makes and sells artistic frames for pictures of weddings, graduations, and other special events. Bob Anderson, the controller, is responsible for preparing Roletter’s master budget and has accumulated the following information for 2010;

In addition to wages, direct manufacturing labor-related costs include pension contributions of $0.50 per hour, worker’s compensation insurance of $0.15 per hour, employee medical insurance of $0.40 per hour, and :Dial security taxes. Assume that as of January 1, 2010, the social security tax rates are 7.5% for employers and 7.5% for employees. The cost of employee benefits paid by Roletter on its employees is treated as a direct manufacturing labor cost.

Roletter has a labor contract that calls for a wage increase to $11 per hour on April 1, 2010. New labor-saving machinery has been installed and will be fully operational by March 1, 2010. Roletter expects to have 16,000 frames on hand at December 31, 2009, and it has a policy of carrying an end-of-month inventory of JO% of the following month’s sales plus 50% of the second following month’s sales. Prepare a production budget and a direct manufacturing labor budget for Roletter Company by month -d for the first quarter of 2010. Both budgets may be combined in one schedule. The direct manufacturing labor budget should include labor-hours, and show the details for each labor cost category.

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