The Ernst & Young Guide to Total Cost Management

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John Wiley & Sons, May 4, 1992 - Business & Economics - 328 pages
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With the use of non-technical language it enables readers to understand the underlying dynamics of cost in order to facilitate effective decisions regarding products and services, workflows, capital investments and day-to-day monitoring of their business. Combining customer's needs and reactions with the financial awareness of a company's strengths and weaknesses, it ties into all current, major business concerns, including environmental awareness and international competitiveness. Features case studies, checklists and self-assessment techniques that will aid readers in initiating a total cost management program.
 

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Contents

PART TWO TCM PRINCIPLES
55
Improvement Efforts
115
ActivityBased CostingWhat It Is
139
ActivityBased Process Costing
157
ActivityBased Object Costing
177
Using ABC Information
211
ActivityBased CostingA Tool Kit
223
Improving Performance Measures
241
Continuous ImprovementDecision Support
265
Implementation
291
Conclusion
311
Index
319
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Ernst & Young LLP (www.ey.com) provides assurance and advisory business services, tax services, and consulting for domestic and global clients. The firm has 30,000 employees in 87 U.S. cities. The practice is founder and producer of the Entrepreneur of the Year awards program, sponsored nationally by CNN and CNNfn, USA Today, the Nasdaq-Amex Market Group, and the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
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