Logistics Solutions provides order fulfillment services for dot.com merchants. Thecompany maintains warehouses that stock items carried by its dot.com clients. When aclient receives an order from a customer, the order is forwarded to Logistics Solutions,which pulls the item from storage, packs it, and ships it to the customer. The companyuses a predetermined variable overhead rate based on direct labor-hours.In the most recent month, 120,000 items were shipped to customers using 4,100direct labor-hours. The company incurred a total of $11480 in variable overhead costs.According to the company's standards, 0.03 direct labor-hours are required to fulfllan order for one item and the variable overhead rate is $2.85 per direct labor-hour.Required:1. According to the standards, what variable overhead cost should have been incurredto fill the orders for the 120,000 items? How much does this differ from the actualvariable overhead cost? (Round labor-hours per item and overhead cost per hour to2 decimal places.)Number of items shippedStandard direct labor-hours per itemTotal direct labor-hours allowedStandard variable overhead cost per hourTotal standard variable overhead costActual variable overhead cost incurredTotal standard variable overhead costTotal variable overhead variance2. Break down the difference computed in (1) above into a variable overhead ratevariance and a variable overhead efficiency variance. (Indicate the effect of eachvariance by selecting "F" for favorable, "U" for unfavorable, and "None" for noeffect (i.e., zero variance).)Variable overhead rate varianceVariable overhead efficiency variance

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Logistics Solutions provides order fulfillment services for dot.com merchants. The
company maintains warehouses that stock items carried by its dot.com clients. When a
client receives an order from a customer, the order is forwarded to Logistics Solutions,
which pulls the item from storage, packs it, and ships it to the customer. The company
uses a predetermined variable overhead rate based on direct labor-hours.
In the most recent month, 120,000 items were shipped to customers using 4,100
direct labor-hours. The company incurred a total of $11480 in variable overhead costs.
According to the company's standards, 0.03 direct labor-hours are required to fulfll
an order for one item and the variable overhead rate is $2.85 per direct labor-hour.
Required:
1. According to the standards, what variable overhead cost should have been incurred
to fill the orders for the 120,000 items? How much does this differ from the actual
variable overhead cost? (Round labor-hours per item and overhead cost per hour to
2 decimal places.)
Number of items shipped
Standard direct labor-hours per item
Total direct labor-hours allowed
Standard variable overhead cost per hour
Total standard variable overhead cost
Actual variable overhead cost incurred
Total standard variable overhead cost
Total variable overhead variance
2. Break down the difference computed in (1) above into a variable overhead rate
variance and a variable overhead efficiency variance. (Indicate the effect of each
variance by selecting "F" for favorable, "U" for unfavorable, and "None" for no
effect (i.e., zero variance).)
Variable overhead rate variance
Variable overhead efficiency variance
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Logistics Solutions provides order fulfillment services for dot.com merchants. The company maintains warehouses that stock items carried by its dot.com clients. When a client receives an order from a customer, the order is forwarded to Logistics Solutions, which pulls the item from storage, packs it, and ships it to the customer. The company uses a predetermined variable overhead rate based on direct labor-hours. In the most recent month, 120,000 items were shipped to customers using 4,100 direct labor-hours. The company incurred a total of $11480 in variable overhead costs. According to the company's standards, 0.03 direct labor-hours are required to fulfll an order for one item and the variable overhead rate is $2.85 per direct labor-hour. Required: 1. According to the standards, what variable overhead cost should have been incurred to fill the orders for the 120,000 items? How much does this differ from the actual variable overhead cost? (Round labor-hours per item and overhead cost per hour to 2 decimal places.) Number of items shipped Standard direct labor-hours per item Total direct labor-hours allowed Standard variable overhead cost per hour Total standard variable overhead cost Actual variable overhead cost incurred Total standard variable overhead cost Total variable overhead variance 2. Break down the difference computed in (1) above into a variable overhead rate variance and a variable overhead efficiency variance. (Indicate the effect of each variance by selecting "F" for favorable, "U" for unfavorable, and "None" for no effect (i.e., zero variance).) Variable overhead rate variance Variable overhead efficiency variance

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