The Tippa Canoe Company makes fiberglass canoes. The fiberglass resin is initially molded to the shape of a canoe then sanded and painted. Metal or wooden seats and frames are added for stability. The Tippa Canoe Company was started several years ago in the owner's garage. The owner, Jeff George, did a lot of the initial manual labor with the help of a few friends. The company has since expanded into a large warehouse and new employees have been hired. Because of the expansion, Jeff is no longer directly involved with production and is concerned about his ability to plan for and control the company. He is considering the implementation of a standard cost system.
a. Describe the procedures Jeff should use in setting standards for direct labor and direct materials.
b. Describe how Jeff could use standards for planning purposes.
c. Describe how Jeff could use standards for motivating employees and how problems in using standards as performance measures.
d. Why were some of Jeff's friends who worked with him from the beginning not very excited about a change to a standard cost system
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