Assigning Costs to Activities, Resource Drivers
The Receiving Department has three activities: unloading, counting goods, and inspecting. Unloading uses a forklift that is leased for $15,000 per year. The forklift is used only for unloading. The fuel for the forklift is $3,600 per year. Other operating costs (maintenance) for the forklift total $1,500 per year. Inspection uses some special testing equipment that has a depreciation of $1,200 per year and an operating cost of $750. Receiving has three employees who have an average salary of $50,000 per year. The work distribution matrix for the receiving personnel is as follows:
No other resources are used for these activities.
1. Calculate the cost of each activity.
2. Conceptual Connection: Explain the two methods used to assign costs to activities.