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Essentials of Cost Management

Essentials of Cost Management

Catherine Stenzel, Joe Stenzel

ISBN: 978-0-471-44509-8

Jan 2003

271 pages


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An accessible, practical survey of cost management methods
Essentials of Cost Management provides an unbiased survey and explanation of the cost management approaches and methods currently available for immediate application in day-to-day activities. Rather than advocate a particular method, this book assists readers in choosing the best approach or blend of cost management strategies to address specific business problems. The expert authors also discuss cutting-edge topics such as target costing, capacity management, and activity-based costing/management.
Preface: Cost and Value.

1 Cost Management: Control and Profitability.

2 Traditional Cost Types, Terms, and Practices.

3 Cost Accounting Structures: Standards, Budgets, and Controls.

4 Operational Resource Accounting.

5 Process and Resource-Based Cost Management.

6 Tactical Management of Costs and Resources.

7 Strategy-Based Systems and the Future of Cost Management.

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