Glaser Health Products of Ranier Falls, Georgia, is organized
functionally into three divisions: Operations, Sales, and
Administrative. Purchasing, receiving, materials and production
control, manufacturing, factory personnel, inventory stores, and
shipping activities are under the control of the vice-president for
operations, George Gottlieb. Advertising, market research, and
sales are the responsibility of the vice-president for sales, Jake
Bogan. Accounting, budgeting, the firm's computer center, and
general office management are delegated to the corporate controller
(Administrative), Charlie Kaplan. The following cost categories are
found in the company as a whole:
(a) Depreciation on factory equipment.
(b) Depreciation on office equipment.
(c) Depreciation on factory building.
(d) Advertising manager's salary.
(e) Assembly foreman's salary.
(f) Salespersons' salaries.
(g) Salespersons' travel expenses.
(h) Supplies for the Machining Department.
(i) Advertising supplies used.
(j) Electricity for the Assembly Department.
(k) Lost materials (scrap) in a Machining Department.
(l) Direct labor in the Assembly Department.
(m) Supplies for the sales office.
(n) Sales commissions.
(o) Packing supplies.
(p) Cost of hiring new employees.
(q) Payroll fringe benefits for workers in the Shipping Department.
(r) Supplies for Production Scheduling.
(s) Cost of repairing parts improperly manufactured in the Machining Department.
(t) Paint for the Assembly Department.
(u) Heat, light, and power for the factory.
(v) Leasing of computer equipment for the Accounting Department.
1. Identify each of the costs with the appropriate division:
Operations, Sales, Administrative.
2. Identify each of the costs with one of the following:
(a) Unit-level activities. (c) Product-level activities.
(b) Batch-level activities. (d) Facility-level activities.
Organize these classifications by division: Operations, Sales, Administrative.
3. Specify an appropriate cost driver for tracing costs associated with the various levels of activities to the next cost objective or products, whichever is appropriate.