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    Production budget for Playclay

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    Tonga Toys manufactures and distributes a number of products to retailers. One of these products, Playclay, requires five pounds of material A135 in the manufacture of each unit. The company is now planning raw materials needs for the third quarterâ?"July, August, and September. Peak sales of Playclay occur in the third quarter of each year. To keep production and shipments moving smoothly, the company has the following inventory requirements:

    a. The finished goods inventory on hand at the end of each month must be equal to 8,000 units plus 32% of the next month's sales. The finished goods inventory on June 30 is budgeted to be 19,200 units.
    b. The raw materials inventory on hand at the end of each month must be equal to one-half of the following month's production needs for raw materials. The raw materials inventory on June 30 for material A135 is budgeted to be 95,500 pounds.
    c. The company maintains no work in process inventories.

    A sales budget for Playclay for the last six months of the year follows.

    Budgeted Sales
    in Units
    July 35,000
    August 45,000
    September 65,000
    October 30,000
    November 15,000
    December 5,000
    ________________________________________

    Required:
    1. Prepare a production budget for Playclay for the months July, August, September, and October. (Input all amounts as positive values. Do not round intermediate calculations.)

    Playclay
    Production Budget
    July August September October
    Budgeted sales

    :

    ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________
    Total needs

    :

    ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________
    Required production

    ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________
    ________________________________________

    3. Prepare a direct materials budget showing the quantity of material A135 to be purchased for July, August, and September and for the quarter in total. (Input all amounts as positive values. Do not round intermediate calculations.)

    Playclay
    Direct Materials Budget
    July August September Third
    Quarter
    Production needs

    :

    ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________
    Total Material A135 needs

    :

    ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________
    Material A135 purchases

    ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________
    ________________________________________

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