Executive Designs began making high-quality office furniture in January. The company’s executive desks are produced in two departments: Cutting and Finishing. Component kits are produced in the Cutting Department and then transferred to the Finishing Department for trimming and assembly. During its first month of operations, the Cutting Department started 15,000 executive desk kits. January direct materials costs in the Cutting Department totaled $600,000, and conversion costs totaled $590,000. Ending inventory on January 31 consisted of 4,000 partially processed component kits. These units were 100 percent complete with respect to direct materials, but only 20 percent complete with respect to conversion.
a. Compute the number of component kits transferred from the Cutting Department to the Finishing Department in January.
b. Compute the equivalent units of input resources for the Cutting Department in January.
c. Compute the cost per equivalent unit of input resource for the Cutting Department in January.
d. Prepare the summary journal entry required to transfer finished component kits from the Cutting Department to the Finishing Department in January.
e. Compute the total cost assigned to the Cutting Department’s ending inventory on January 31.