Packaging Solutions Corporation manufactures and sells a wide variety of packaging products. Performance reports are prepared monthly for each department. The planning budget and flexible budget for the Production Department are based on the following formulas, where q is the number of labor-hours worked in a month: Direct labor Indirect labor Utilities Supplies Equipment depreciation Factory rent Property taxes Factory administration Cost Formulas $16.409 $4,700 + $2.009 $5,600 + $0.609 $1,600 + $0.309 $18, 100 + $ 2.809 $8,200 $2,600 $13,700 + $0.709 The Production Department planned to work 4,300 labor-hours in March; however, it actually worked 4,100 labor-hours during the month. Its actual costs incurred in March are listed below: Direct labor Indirect labor Utilities Supplies Equipment depreciation Factory rent Property taxes Factory administration Actual Cost Incurred in March $ 68,840 $ 12,480 $ 8,570 $ 3,100 $ 29,580 $ 8,600 $ 2,600 $ 15,940 Required: 1. Prepare the Production Department's planning budget for the month. 2. Prepare the Production Department's flexible budget for the month. 3. Prepare the Production Department's flexible budget performance report for March, including both the spending and activity variances.
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