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Activity Based Costing
An overview of activity based cost accounting and its benefits.
# 64031 | 5,246 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on Feb 22, 2006 in Accounting (Theory) , Business (Accounting) , Accounting (General)

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Activity Based Costing or (ABC), although not a completely new discipline within the accounting profession, is rapidly becoming one of the most popular avenues of study for business majors in the academic world. The paper shows that ABC is full of benefits, with few limiting factors and perhaps the fastest growing phase of accountancy in the world today. The spread of ABC into the European Union alone is creating fierce competition between U. S., British and German companies and foreign organizations for persons willing to go into the lucrative field.
This paper centers on ABC itself and does not go into comparative methodologies with older forms of Cost Accounting.

Paper Outline:
An Introduction to ABC
What is ABC and How Does it Work?
ABC: An Overview
Cost Drivers
ABC and the Dept. of Defense
ABC - The Navy Way
The Implementation Starting Point
Dept. of Defense - Final Recommendations for Implementation
Expanding the Concept - Another Success Story
16,000 Ideas for Change in 2 Months
Yet Another Success Story on a Grander Scale
Conclusions and Recommendations

From the Paper:

"Early in 1994, Texas Commerce Bank launched a reengineering effort, called "Process Improvement," which included every organizational process and all 9,000 employees. Not only was the level of involvement unique, the bank structured and implemented "Process Improvement," without outside consultants. There were several goals of the program including, removing all employee frustrations associated with cumbersome policies, processes, services, or products; streamlining processes to improve quality and delivering improved service to customers and eliminating unnecessary expense."

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