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Baja Industries has recently switched its method of applying manufacturing overhead from a single predetermined overhead rate based on direct labor hours to activity-based costing (ABC). Assume that the direct labor rate is \$18.00 per hour and that there were no beginning inventories. The following cost drivers and rates have been developed for allocating manufacturing overhead costs: (25 Points)

The following production, costs, and activities occurred during the month of August:

(a.) Calculate the total manufacturing cost and the cost per unit for the month of August.

(b.) Assume instead that Baja Industries applies manufacturing overhead on the basis of \$40.00 per direct labor hours (rather than the ABC method). Calculate the total manufacturing overhead cost applied for the month of August.

(c.) Which method of applying overhead do you think provides better information for manufacturing managers?

Baja Industries has recently switched its method of applying manufacturing overhead from a

single predetermined overhead rate based on direct labor hours to activity-based costing (ABC).

Assume that the direct labor rate is \$18.00 per hour and that there were no beginning inventories.

The following cost drivers and rates have been developed for allocating manufacturing overhead

costs: (25 Points)

The following production, costs, and activities occurred during the month of August:

(a.) Calculate the total manufacturing cost and the cost per unit for the month of August.

(b.) Assume instead that Baja Industries applies manufacturing overhead on the basis of \$40.00

per direct labor hours (rather than the ABC method). Calculate the total manufacturing overhead

cost applied for the month of August.

(c.) Which method of applying overhead do you think provides better information for

manufacturing managers?

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