a new product, the electroscope. This has to be assembled by hand and the process is very labour
A budget was set for the product of 50 hours per unit, based on the time taken to make the first unit.
The first unit was produced in November Actual output and productive labour hours used for the first
six months were as follows:
The management accountant was surprised that the actual production time was below the flexed budget
every month after November. He realised that he had not taken into account the learning curve when he
set the budget.
(a) Estimate the learning rate for the period. (5 marks)
(b) Determine when the steady state was reached. (5 marks)