The Ernst & Young Guide to Total Cost Management

  • ID: 2211958
  • Book
  • 336 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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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The New Business Environment Has Changed––and Cost Information Must Change with It.

Total Cost Management in a Nutshell.

The Role of TCM in Supporting Competitive Advantage.


The Whys and Hows of BPA.

Performing Process Value Analysis.

Using Process Value Analysis to Guide Improvement Efforts.

ABC––What It Is and Where It Came From.

Activity–Based Process Costing.

Activity–Based Object Costing.

Using ABC Information.

ABC Costing––a Tool–Kit.

Improving Performance Measures.

Decision Support.


Implementing TCM.


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Ernst & Young LLP ( 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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