Many companies that look into changing their costing systems find that they are making mistakes, both large and small, that stem from the systemic failure of their cost-accounting systems to deliver actionable economic intelligence that they can use to optimize production, planning, and sales incentive systems (to name three of the most important areas for improvement). If your company makes anything, and particularly if you have asset-intensive production processes, you should examine activity-based costing (or GPK) to ensure that you are employing your resources most effectively.
Author: Robert Kugel
Source: Business Finance Magazine
Subjects: Accounting, Finance