# calculate a plantwide rate for karanth company based on machine hours what is the bi 649347

OVERHEAD APPLICATION, ACTIVITY BASED COSTING, BID PRICES Karanth Company manufactures specialty tools to customer order. Budgeted overhead for the coming year is as follows:

 Purchasing \$30,000 Setups 35,000 Engineering 15,000 Other 10,000

Previously, Sharon Benetton, Karanth Company’s controller, had applied overhead on the basis of machine hours. Expected machine hours for the coming year are 10,000. Sharon has been reading about activity based costing, and she wonders whether or not it might offer some advantages to her company. She decided that appropriate drivers for overhead activities are purchase orders for purchasing, number of setups for setup cost, engineering hours for engineering cost, and machine hours for other. Budgeted amounts for these drivers are 5,000 purchase orders, 500 setups, and 500 engineering hours. Sharon has been asked to prepare bids for two jobs with the following information:

 Job 1 Job 2 Direct materials \$3,700 \$8,900 Direct labor \$1,000 \$2,000 Number of setups 2 3 Number of purchase orders 15 20 Number of engineering hours 25 10 Number of machine hours 200 200

The typical bid price includes a 30 percent markup over full manufacturing cost.

Required:

1. Calculate a plantwide rate for Karanth Company based on machine hours. What is the bid price of each job using this rate?

2. Calculate activity rates for the four overhead activities. What is the bid price of each job using these rates?

3. Which bids are more accurate? Why?