Robinson Enterprises purchased 56,000 pounds (cost = $420,000) of direct material to be used in the manufacture of the company's sole product. According the production specifications, each completed unit requires five pounds of direct material at a standard cost of $7.80 per pound. Direct materials consumed by the end of the period totaled 53,500 pounds in the manufacture of 10,900 finished units. An examination of Robinson's payroll records revealed that the company worked 22,000 labor hours (cost = $319,000) during the period, and specifications called for each completed unit requiring two hours of labor at a standard cost of $14.80 per hour. Assume that the company computes variances at the earliest point in time. What is the materials price variance?
Solution is provided in a separate Excel file attached. It covers all Direct material and Labor variances giving special focus on price variance. All necessary explanation is also provided.
Note: Direct material variance represents the differece between standarad ...
Material's price variances are examined for Robinson Enterprises.