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    Preparing a Production Budget Given Unit Sales Projections

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    Katherine Company's sales budget has the following unit sales projection for each quarter of the calendar year 2009.

    January -March
    540,000

    April-June
    680,000

    July-September
    490,000

    October-December
    550,000

    Total
    2,260,000

    Sales for the first quarter of 2010 are expected to be 600,000 units. Ending inventory of finished goods for each quarter is scheduled to equal 5 percent of the next quarter's budgeted sales. The company is expected to be in compliance with this policy as of December 31, 2008. Develop a quarterly production budget for 2009 and for the year in total.

    - Prepare the beginning inventory for the first quarter

    - Prepare the budgeted beginning inventory for the second - fourth quarters

    - Prepare the budgeted production for each quarter

    - Prepare the budgeted production for the year

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    This solution describes how to prepare a production budget for the different time frames given in this scenario. In an attached Word document the production budget is formatted.

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