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By Reginald Tomas Yu-Lee

Attending to the ground OF the ground LINETraditional rate administration platforms in general defeat their very own function by means of major companies to make judgements that finally don't optimize functionality. those platforms are the root for judgements which are made in the course of the company. to ensure that businesses to extend functionality past present features, a brand new procedure is required that addresses concerns reminiscent of realizing the real influence of assorted activities at the backside line-and removing equipment that distort numbers and slim concepts. specific price Dynamics (ECD) bargains such another, and this expertly written, progressive publication presents an integral advent to the subject.Informative and easy-to-read, specific fee Dynamics:Provides an alternate view and figuring out of the impression of prices, activities, and time at the final analysis of a corporationExplains how this new conception can result in an total revenue maximizationShows that expenses could be regarded as both a functionality of actions played, as a functionality of assets expended, or of timeShows that the variation among particular money flowing into and out of an organization is the same as the speed of swap of money. . . and masses extra to aid CEOs, CFOs, controllers, rate managers, monetary managers, and others thinking about the decision-making procedure enhance their firms' total backside traces.

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Reducing Costs by Reducing Standards When using standard-costing techniques, costs are allocated based on standard labor hours. In the earliest and simpler forms of allocation, this allocation would include indirect labor. So, as the standard was decreased, the amount of indirect labor absorbed by each unit ch-01_YuLee_36490_Wiley 12/27/00 3:02 PM Page 19 Activity-Based Costing 19 was reduced, leading to a lower unit cost. As time progressed and as more and more allocable costs were independent of the number of units produced or the time required for each unit, standards often still drove the cost allocation process.

How much does it cost to make this widget? Well, it depends. 50. 82. If all costs and activities remain the same, why does the cost to make the item change? Although labor, material costs, and bottom-line costs are the same, different costing methods lead to different unit costs. Which cost is right? Is either correct? Companies spend millions of dollars on trying to figure out whether method B is better than A and on implementing what they believe is the best allocation method. When the allocation basis is changeable, how does the company know that method B is better than method A?

Employees are usually paid based on salaries that are hourly based, monthly based, or yearly based. If the employees were standing around doing nothing, the company would still incur these costs. The same goes for any other cost that is independent of the activities within an organization. Action Costs Action costs are costs incurred by performing a particular action. Action costs usually have either a time-based unit rate or an actionbased unit rate. Examples of action costs are freight costs, longdistance costs, and setup costs.

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