ABC systems follow a two-stage procedure to assign overhead costs to products.
Stage One Identify significant activities and assign overhead costs to each activity in proportion to resources used. Stage Two Identify cost drivers appropriate to each activity and allocate overhead to the products.
Overhead Costs Total budgeted cost = $3,894,000 Activity Cost Pools Machinery cost pool $1,212,600 Setup cost pool $3,000 Engineering cost pool $700,000 Facility cost pool $507,400 Unit Level Batch Level Product- Sustaining Level Facility Level Identification of Activity Cost Pools Activity must be done on each unit produced. Activity performed on each batch produced. Activities needed to support an entire product line Activity required in order for the production process to occur.
Receiving/Inspection cost pool $200,000 Material-Handling cost pool $600,000 Quality-Assurance cost pool $421,000 Packaging/Shipping cost pool $250,000 Machinery cost pool $1,212,600 Setup cost pool $3,000 Engineering cost pool $700,000 Facility cost pool $507,400 Unit Level Batch Level Product- Sustaining Level Facility Level
Machinery Cost Pool Total budgeted cost = $1,212,600 Activity cost pool STAGE ONE Various overhead costs related to machinery Maintenance Depreciation Computer Support Lubrication Electricity Calibration
Calculate the pool rate Budgeted Machinery Costs $1,212,600 Budgeted Machine Hours 43,000 $28.20/hour Cost Assignment STAGE TWO = =
Calculation of total setup cost Setup Cost Pool Total budgeted cost = $3,000 Activity cost pool STAGE ONE
Calculate the pool rate Budgeted Setup Costs $3,000 Planned Production Runs 15 runs $200 per run Cost Assignment STAGE TWO = =
Various overhead costs related to engineering Engineering salaries Engineering supplies Engineering software Depreciation Engineering Cost Pool Total budgeted cost = $700,000 Activity cost pool STAGE ONE
Allocate based on engineering transactions Cost Assignment STAGE TWO Engineering Cost Pool Total budgeted cost = $700,000
Various overhead costs related to general operations Plant depr. Plant mgmt. Plant maint. Property taxes Insurance Security Facility Cost Pool Total budgeted cost = $507,400 Activity cost pool STAGE ONE
Budgeted Facilities Cost $507,400 Budgeted Direct-Labor Hours 118,000 $4.30/hour Cost Assignment STAGE TWO = = Calculate the pool rate
COLLECTING ABC DATA INTERVIEWS AND PAPER TRAILS - The information for ABC systems initially comes from interviews with employees in the support departments and a review of each department’s records. STORYBOARDING - A procedure used to develop a detailed process flow chart, which visually represents activities and the relationships among activities. MULTIDISCIPLINARY ABC PROJECT TEAMS – To gather information from all facets of an organizations operations, it is essential to involve personnel from a variety of functional areas. A typical ABC project team includes ACCOUNTING, FINANCE, PRODUCTION, OPERATIONS, ENGINEERS, MARKETING etc.
Activity-Based Management The use of ABC costing information to help management make decisions
Activity-Based Management Activity-based costing establishes relationships between overhead costs and activities so that we can better allocate overhead costs. Activity-based management focuses on managing activities to reduce costs.
Two-Dimensional ABC and Activity-Based Management Activities
Just-in-Time Inventory and Production Management
No materials are purchased and no products are manufactured until they are needed.
The primary goal of a JIT production system is to reduce or eliminate inventories at every stage of production.
Key Features of the JIT Approach Smooth, uniform production rate Pull method of production Purchase is small lot sizes Quick, inexpensive setups High quality materials Effective preventive maintenance Teamwork Multiskilled workers
JIT Purchasing Long-term contracts with suppliers. Only a few suppliers. Parts delivered in small lots. Minimal inspection of materials. Grouped payments to vendor.
End of Chapter 5 This is my kind of cost pool!