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Fabricator Inc., a specialized equipment manufacturer, uses a job order costing system. The overhead is


allocated to jobs on the basis of direct labor hours. The overhead rate is now $ 3,000 per direct labor


hour. The design engineer thinks that this is illogical. The design engineer has stated the following: Our


accounting system doesn?t make any sense to me. It tells me that every labor hour carries an additional


burden of $3,000. This means that while direct labor makes up only 5% of our total product cost, it drives


all our costs. In addition, these rates give my design engineers incentives to ?design out? direct labor by


using machine technology. Yet, over the past years as we have had less and less direct labor, the


overhead rate keeps going up and up. I won?t be surprised if next year the rate is $4,000 per direct labor


hour. I?m also concerned because small errors in our estimates of the direct labor content can have a


large impact on our estimated costs. Just a 30-minute error in our estimate of assembly time is worth


$1,500. Small mistakes in our direct labor time estimates really swing our bids around. I think this puts us


at a disadvantage when we are going after business.



1. What is the engineer?s concern about the overhead rate going ?up and up??



2. What did the engineer mean about the large overhead rate being a disadvantage when placing bids


and seeking new business?



3. What do you think is a possible solution?




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