Bunker makes two types of briefcase, fabric and leather. The
company is currently using a traditional costing system with labor
hours as the cost driver but is considering switching to an
activity-based costing system. In preparation for the possible
switch, Bunker has identified two activity cost pools: materials
handling and setup. Pertinent data follow:
Fabric Case Leather Case
Number of labor hours 14,000 16,000
Number of material moves 765 935
Number of setups 45 145
Total estimated overhead costs are $243,900, of which $204,000 is assigned to the materials handling cost pool and $39,900 is assigned to the setup cost pool.
1. Calculate the overhead assigned to the fabric case using the traditional costing system based on direct labor hours. (Do not round intermediate calculations and round your final answer to the nearest whole dollar amount.)
2. Calculate the overhead assigned to the fabric case using ABC. (Round activity rates or activity proportions, and intermediate calculations to four decimal places.)
3. Was the fabric case over- or undercosted by the traditional cost system compared to ABC?
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