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direct labour

  1. that part of the labour force in a firm which is directly concerned with the manufacture of a good or the provision of a service. Direct labour cost depends on the hours of labour worked by factory operatives engaged directly in making a product. Provided that wage rates remain constant then direct labour cost will tend to vary exactly with output. See VARIABLE COST, STANDARD COST.
  2. workers employed directly by local or central government to perform tasks rather than such tasks being contracted out to private-sector companies. See CONTRACTING-OUT, INDIRECT LABOUR.

direct labour

  1. 1that part of the labour force in a firm that is directly concerned with the manufacture of a good or the provision of a service. Contrast INDIRECT LABOUR.
  2. workers employed directly by local or central government to perform tasks rather than contracting out such tasks to private-sector companies. For example, a local authority might employ its own permanent construction workers to repair council houses rather than putting such repair work out to local firms. See VARIABLE COST, PRIVATIZATION.
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On the other hand, if the total number of units in batch #439 was 110, and Worker A had still been hired for six hours, the direct labor cost would have been $110 (five hours from Worker B and six hours from Worker A), the indirect cost (B's one hour for training the intern) would have remained at $10, but the cost of unused resources (B's idle time of two hours) would have increased to $20.
Direct labor Indirect labor - Parts fabrication - Supervision time - Dispatching - Assembly - Receiving - Expediting - Order picking - Material storage - Order entry - Planning - Packaging - Scheduling - Shipping - Inspection - Cycle counting - Delivery to and from the work station
e) A batch of hunting vests was completed with $1,830 of direct labor and $1,450 of materials having been previously recorded.
Figure 1 indicates the variation in direct labor, overhead costs, and profit as a function of direct labor costs over the past 12 years.
Direct materials variances are calculated in much the same way as direct labor variances.
Lastly, dual operation, in which one employee runs two machines, cuts direct labor costs in half.
The data in Table 1 show the direct labor costs of the professional staff for a typical accounting firm.
Therefore, direct labor as a percentage of product cost, whether that product is an insurance policy or an automobile, has shrunk significantly.
the contract is for the provision of cleaning of sewerage networks, pumping stations and wastewater and stormwater related structures operated by the steering direct labor service wastewater treatment unit in the territory of Lille.
Part 2 took us through the first part of the production process: the Production Budget, the Direct Materials Budget, the Schedule of Cash Payments, and the Direct Labor Budget.
According to that document, "the 50-percent rule takes into account only the value of foreign articles and foreign direct labor used in producing a finished product.
He stressed that foundries often update melting, molding and core machines before cleaning room equipment - even though cleaning and finishing operations account for 30-50% of direct labor costs and overall budget.