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# Direct Labor Budget

Exercise 9-4 Direct Labor Budget [LO5]
The Production Department of the Riverside Plant of Junnen Corporation has submitted the following forecast of units to be produced at the plant for each quarter of the upcoming fiscal year. The plant produces high-end outdoor barbecue grills.

1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
Units to be produced 5,000 4,400 4,500 4,900
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Each unit requires 0.40 direct labor-hours and direct labor-hour workers are paid \$11 per hour.

Requirement 1:
Compute the company's direct labor cost for the upcoming fiscal year, assuming that the direct labor workforce is adjusted each quarter to match the number of hours required to produce the forecasted number of units produced. (Omit the "\$" sign in your response.)

Total direct
labor cost
1st Quarter \$

2nd Quarter \$

3rd Quarter \$

4th Quarter \$

Year \$

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Requirement 2:
Compute the company's direct labor cost for the upcoming fiscal year, assuming that the direct labor workforce is not adjusted each quarter. Instead, assume that the company's direct labor workforce consists of permanent employees who are guaranteed to be paid for at least 1,800 hours of work each quarter. If the number of required direct labor-hours is less than this number, the workers are paid for 1,800 hours anyway. Any hours worked in excess of 1,800 hours in a quarter are paid at the rate of 1.5 times the normal hourly rate for direct labor. (Omit the "\$" sign in your response.)

Total direct
labor cost
1st Quarter \$

2nd Quarter \$

3rd Quarter \$

4th Quarter \$

Year \$

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Hint 1

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Exercise 9-4 Direct Labor Budget [LO5]
The Production Department of the Riverside Plant of Junnen Corporation has submitted the following forecast of units to be produced at the plant for each quarter of the upcoming fiscal year. The plant produces high-end outdoor barbecue grills.

1st Quarter 2nd Quarter 3rd Quarter 4th Quarter
Units to be produced 5,000 4,400 4,500 4,900
________________________________________
Each unit requires 0.40 direct labor-hours and direct labor-hour workers are paid \$11 per hour.

Requirement 1:
Compute the company's direct labor cost for the upcoming fiscal year, assuming that the direct labor ...

#### Solution Summary

Response provides the steps to compute the Direct Labor Budget

\$2.19