Assume that you manage one store in a chain of sporting goods retailers. Each month, your store is evaluated by comparing actual operating results to budgeted results. During December of the current year, your store’s sales were up 25% from sales projected on the budget. As a result of this increase in sales, would you expect any other items to come in over (or under) their budgeted amounts? If so, list the items and describe why they would vary from the budget.
Please explain why the timing of the direct materials purchases should be closely coordinated with the production budget.
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