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Variable costs and activity bases in decision making The owner of Warwick Printing, a printing company, is planning direct labor needs for the upcoming year. The owner has provided you with the following information for next year's plans: One Color Two Color Three Color Four Color Total Number of banners 212 274 616 698 1,800 Each color on the banner must be printed one at a time. Thus, for example, a four color banner will need to be run through the printing operation four separate times. The total production volume last year was 800 banners, as follows: One Color Two Color Three Color Total Number of banners 180 240 380 800 As you can see, the four-color banner is a new product offering for the upcoming year. The owner believes that the expected 1,000-unit increase in volume from last year means that direct labor expenses should increase by 125% (1,000 ÷ 800). What do you think?

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Chapter 21, Problem 21.5CP
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Variable costs and activity bases in decision making

The owner of Warwick Printing, a printing company, is planning direct labor needs for the upcoming year. The owner has provided you with the following information for next year's plans:

  One Color Two Color Three Color Four Color Total
Number of banners 212 274 616 698 1,800

Each color on the banner must be printed one at a time. Thus, for example, a four color banner will need to be run through the printing operation four separate times. The total production volume last year was 800 banners, as follows:

  One Color Two Color Three Color Total
Number of banners 180 240 380 800

As you can see, the four-color banner is a new product offering for the upcoming year. The owner believes that the expected 1,000-unit increase in volume from last year means that direct labor expenses should increase by 125% (1,000 ÷ 800). What do you think?

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