ABC....why? The problem with Traditional costing is that it can easily over-allocate overhead to cost objectives. Traditional costing is production volume driven so its would be easy but yet inaccurate to assign a Skittles production with more overhead than say a the division within the same company that makes custom pies. Activity based costing accounts for the multiple costs that go into making a product or service thus making allocation of overhead more efficient and allowing managers to make better business decisions. Derek Coleman
Advantages of Activity Based Costing System:Activity based costing system has the following main advantages / benefits: More accurate costing of products/services, customers, SKUs, distribution channels.Better understanding overhead.Easier to understand for everyone.Unit cost rather than just total cost.Enables costing of processes, supply chains, and value streams
In traditional costing system overheads are spread over volume of production by using spread rate which is called blanket rate or absorption rate while in ABC costing costs are allocated on the bases of actual activity performed in specific cost centers so this is a accurate method for allocating costs according to activity performed and not with just any estimated rates
Activity-based costing is a more accurate cost management system than TCA. One would use the ABC method when overhead is high, products are diverse, cost of errors high and competition is stiff. Traditional Cost Accounting is unable to calculate the 'true' cost of the product. TCA arbitrarily allocates overhead to the costs of objects. Total company's overhead is allocated to the products based on volume based measure e.g. labor hours, machine hours.
The Traditional costing system used to allocate/assign overhead costs to products by using only volume based cost drivers. In fact, these traditional systems were designed decades ago when most companies manufactured a narrow range of products, and direct labour and materials were the dominant factory costs. Overheads costs were relatively small and the distortions arising from inappropriate overhead allocations were not significant. Danish Ayub
* More accurate costing of products/services, customers, SKUs, distribution channels * Better understanding overhead* Easier to understand for everyone * Utilizes unit cost rather than just total cost * Integrates well with Six Sigma and other continuous improvement programs * Makes visible waste and non-value added * Supports performance management and scorecards * Enables costing of processes, supply chains, and value streams * Activity Based Costing mirrors way work is done * Facilitates benchmarking * More time consuming to collect data * Cost of buying, implementing and maintaining activity based system * Makes waste visible which some executives and managers don't want their boss to see
An Activity Based costing always starts with defining your objective. why do you want to implement this system? This definition is very important. Then the scope of the project and then the phases. The typical onjectives of the ABC system would fall under one the following three; 1) Understand Product, customer profitability 2) Understand the process costs and the cost drivers for them 3) Planning resource
In Target costing system, comapnies tries to achieve target prices by reducing those parts of activity which are not increasing the value of product. Life cycle costing is a concept in which companies tries to read the overall process of development of product life cycle and tries to minimise the cost at area where it is not required or not increase the value of product.
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