Saturday, August 17, 2013

AirMeals, Inc., prepares in-flight meals for a number of major airlines

AirMeals, Inc., prepares in-flight meals for a number of major airlines. One of the company’s products is stuffed cannelloni with roasted pepper sauce, fresh baby corn, and spring salad. During the most recent week, the company prepared 6,000 of these meals using 1,150 direct labor-hours. The company paid these direct labor workers a total of $11,500 for this work, or $10 per hour.



According to the standard cost card for this meal, it should require 0.20 direct labor-hours at a cost of $9.50 per hour.



Required:

1a.

According to the standards, what direct labor cost should have been incurred to prepare 6,000 meals? (Omit the \"$\" sign in your response.)

1b.

How much does this differ from the actual direct labor cost? (Input the amount as a positive value. Leave no cells blank - be certain to enter \"0\" wherever required. Indicate the effect of each variance by selecting \"F\" for favorable, \"U\" for unfavorable, and \"None\" for no effect (i.e., zero variance). Omit the \"$\" sign in your response.)

2.

Break down the difference computed in (1) above into a labor rate variance and a labor efficiency variance. (Input all amounts as positive values. Do not round intermediate calculations. Leave no cells blank - be certain to enter \"0\" wherever required. Indicate the effect of each variance by selecting \"F\" for favorable, \"U\" for unfavorable, and \"None\" for no effect (i.e., zero variance). Omit the \"$\" sign in your response.)



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