The Lucas Manufacturing Company has two production departments
(fabrication and assembly) and three service departments (general
factory administration, factory maintenance, and factory
cafeteria). A summary of costs and other data for each department,
prior to allocation of service department costs for the year ended
June 30, appears below:

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The costs of the general factory administration department,
factory maintenance department, and factory cafeteria are allocated
on the basis of direct labor hours, square footage occupied, and
number of employees, respectively.

Fabrication

Assembly

General

Factory

Admin.

Factory

Maint.

Factory

Cafeteria

Direct labor costs:

$1,950,000

$2,050,000

Direct material costs:

$3,130,000

$  950,000

Factory overhead costs:

$1,650,000

$1,850,000

$80,000

$67,500

$58,000

Direct labor hours:

   237,690

   387,810

Number of employees:

       160

       128

     20

     42

     25

Sq. footage occupied:

    20,000

    30,000

  2,400

  2,000

  4,800

Assuming that Lucas elects to distribute service department
costs to production departments using the direct distribution
method, the amount of general factory administration department
costs that would be allocated to the assembly department would be
(round all final calculations to the nearest dollar):

a.

$30,400.

b.

$25,650.

c.

$0.

d.

$49,600.

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