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in the fourth quarter of last year, Colditz Company embarked on a major effort to improve productivity. It redesigned products, reengineered manufacturing processes, and offered productivity improvement courses. The effort was completed in the last quarter of the current year. The controller’s office has gathered the following year-end data to assess the results of this effort:

Current
Year
Prior
Year
Units manufactured and sold 24,000 19,200
Selling price of the product $ 53 $ 53
Direct materials used (pounds) 15,300 14,300
Cost per pound of materials $ 10 $ 8
Direct labor hours 6,550 7,300
Hourly wage rate $ 25 $ 20
Power (kwh) 1,600 800
Cost of power per kwh $ 3 $ 3

Required

1. Prepare a summary contribution income statement for each of the 2 years, and calculate the change in operating income.

2. Compute the partial operational productivity ratios for each production factor in each year.

3. Compute the partial financial productivity ratios for each production factor in each year.

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