Development of a training program to address management’s deficiencies

Assignment 3: Discussion—Management Development

Not all managers perform at the same level, and as a result, no two training solutions will be alike. Management development is a critical component of any organization as it helps develop organizational bench strength and future leaders. Training professionals help develop the gap between current performance and future needs of management.

In this assignment, you will discuss various options available to you in the development of a management development program.

Tasks:

Using the course readings and the Internet, respond to the following questions in about 300 words:

How would you approach the development of a training program to address management’s deficiencies? For the purpose of this assignment, let us assume that the manager is struggling with how to handle a conflict between subordinates or employees. What information will you require to address the problem? ______________________________________________________________________________________

Assignment 3: Calculating Inventory

Finlon Upholstery Inc. uses a job-order costing system to accumulate manufacturing costs. The company’s work-in-process on December 31, 2001, consisted of one job (no. 2077), which was carried on the year-end balance sheet at $156,800. There was no finished-goods inventory on this date.

Finlon applies manufacturing overhead to production on the basis of direct-labor cost. (The budgeted direct-labor cost is the company’s practical capacity, in terms of direct-labor hours multiplied by the budgeted direct-labor rate.) Budgeted totals for 2002 for direct labor and manufacturing overhead are $4,200,000 and $5,460,000, respectively. Actual results for the year are as follows:

Actual Results Direct Materials Used $5,600,000.00 Direct Labor $4,350,000.00 Indirect Material Used $65,000.00 Indirect Labor $2,860,000.00 Factory Depreciation $1,740,000.00 Factory Insurance $59,000.00 Factory Utilities $830,000.00 Selling and Administrative Expenses $2,160,000.00 Total $17,664,000.00 Job no. 2077 was completed in January 2002, and there was no work in process at year-end. All jobs produced during 2002 were sold with the exception of Job no. 2143, which contained direct-material costs of $156,000 and direct-labor charges of $85,000. The company charges any under- or over-applied overhead to the cost of goods sold category.

Using the above information, do the following:

Calculate the company’s predetermined overhead application rate. Calculate the additions to the work-in-process inventory account for the direct material used, direct labor, and manufacturing overhead. Calculate the finished-goods inventory for the 12/31/02 balance sheet. Calculate the over-applied or under-applied overhead at year-end. Explain if it is appropriate to include selling and administrative expenses in the cost of goods sold category. Perform your calculations in an Excel spreadsheet and copy the calculations into a Word document.

Write a 1-page paper in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M1_A3.doc. For example, if your name is John Smith, your document will be named SmithJ_M1_A3.doc.

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