Bell Company, a manufacturer of audio systems, started its production in October 2014. For the preceding 3 years, Bell had been a retailer of audio systems. After a thorough survey of audio system markets, Bell decided to turn its retail store into an audio equipment factory.

Raw materials cost for an audio system will total $75 per unit. Workers on the production lines are on average paid $14 per hour. An audio system usually takes 6 hours to complete. In addition, the rent on the equipment used to assemble audio systems amounts to $5,008 per month. Indirect materials cost $6 per system. A supervisor was hired to oversee production; her monthly salary is $3,455.

Factory janitorial costs are $2,164 monthly. Advertising costs for the audio system will be $9,292 per month. The factory building depreciation expense is $6,384 per year. Property taxes on the factory building will be $8,472 per year.


Assuming that Bell manufactures, on average, 1,598 audio systems per month, enter each cost item on your answer sheet, placing the dollar amount per month under the appropriate headings. Total the dollar amounts in each of the columns.

Product Costs
Cost Item Direct
Raw materials (1) $ $ $ $
Wages for workers (2)
Rent on equipment
Indirect materials (3)
Factory supervisor s salary
Janitorial costs
Depreciation on factory building (4)
Property taxes on factory building (5)
$ $ $ $