Maglie Company manufactures two video game consoles: handheld and home. The handheld consoles are smaller and less expensive than the home consoles. The company only recently began producing the home model. Since the introduction of the new product, profits have been steadily declining. Management believes that the accounting system is not accurately allocating costs to products, particularly because sales of the new product have been increasing.   Management has asked you to investigate the cost allocation problem. You find that manufacturing overhead is currently assigned to products based on their direct labor costs. For your investigation, you have data from last year. Manufacturing overhead was $1,262,000 based on production of 320,000 handheld consoles and 114,000 home consoles. Direct labor and direct materials costs were as follows.     Handheld Home Total Direct labor $1,192,500 $385,000 $1,577,500 Materials 780,000 711,000 1,491,000   Management has determined that overhead costs are caused by three cost drivers. These drivers and their costs for last year are as follows.              Activity Level   Cost Driver Costs Assigned Handheld Home Total Number of production runs      $500,000       45      5    50 Quality tests performed        558,000       13     18    31 Shipping orders processed        204,000              120     50   170 Total overhead      $1,262,000         Required: a. How much overhead will be assigned to each product if these three cost drivers are used to allocate overhead? What is the total cost per unit produced for each product? b. How much overhead will be assigned to each product if direct labor cost is used to allocate overhead? What is the total cost per unit produced for each product?   How much overhead will be assigned to each product if these three cost drivers are used to allocate overhead? What is the total cost per unit produced for each product? (Round "Total Cost per Unit" to 2 decimal places.)   A.     Overhead Total Cost per Unit Handheld     Home       How much overhead will be assigned to each product if direct labor cost is used to allocate overhead? What is the total cost per unit produced for each product? (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round "Total cost per unit" to 2 decimal places.)   B.     Overhead Total Cost per Unit Handheld     Home

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Maglie Company manufactures two video game consoles: handheld and home. The handheld consoles are smaller and less expensive than the home consoles. The company only recently began producing the home model. Since the introduction of the new product, profits have been steadily declining. Management believes that the accounting system is not accurately allocating costs to products, particularly because sales of the new product have been increasing.

 

Management has asked you to investigate the cost allocation problem. You find that manufacturing overhead is currently assigned to products based on their direct labor costs. For your investigation, you have data from last year. Manufacturing overhead was $1,262,000 based on production of 320,000 handheld consoles and 114,000 home consoles. Direct labor and direct materials costs were as follows.

 

  Handheld Home Total
Direct labor $1,192,500 $385,000 $1,577,500
Materials 780,000 711,000 1,491,000

 

Management has determined that overhead costs are caused by three cost drivers. These drivers and their costs for last year are as follows.

 

           Activity Level  
Cost Driver Costs Assigned Handheld Home Total
Number of production runs      $500,000       45      5    50
Quality tests performed        558,000       13     18    31
Shipping orders processed        204,000              120     50   170
Total overhead      $1,262,000      

 

Required:

a. How much overhead will be assigned to each product if these three cost drivers are used to allocate overhead? What is the total cost per unit produced for each product?

b. How much overhead will be assigned to each product if direct labor cost is used to allocate overhead? What is the total cost per unit produced for each product?

 

How much overhead will be assigned to each product if these three cost drivers are used to allocate overhead? What is the total cost per unit produced for each product? (Round "Total Cost per Unit" to 2 decimal places.)

 
A.
 
  Overhead Total Cost per Unit
Handheld    
Home    

 

How much overhead will be assigned to each product if direct labor cost is used to allocate overhead? What is the total cost per unit produced for each product? (Do not round intermediate calculations. Round "Total cost per unit" to 2 decimal places.)

 
B.
 
  Overhead Total Cost per Unit
Handheld    
Home    

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