INTEGRATING ACTIVITY-BASED COSTING AND ECONOMIC VALUE ADDED IN MANUFACTURING

Narcyz Roztocki
Kim LaScola Needy

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Roztocki, N. and Needy, K. L. "INTEGRATING ACTIVITY-BASED COSTING AND ECONOMIC VALUE ADDED IN MANUFACTURING," Engineering Management Journal, Vol. 11 No. 2 (June 1999), pp. 17-22.

ABSTRACT:

This article presents a cost and performance measurement system that integrates activity-based costing (ABC) with the economic value added financial performance measure. This proposed ABC-and-EVA system is a management support tool for managing cost and capital. The integrated ABC-and-EVA system includes the rate of resource consumption (as in a traditional ABC system), but it also includes capital demand. A traditional ABC system is compared with an ABC-and-EVA system by examining the cost for each activity at the first stage. A firmís capital information is then transformed into transparent capital charges using a newly developed method called Activity-Capital Dependence (ACD) Analysis. Changes to the end-product costs and possible changes to corporate strategies and business performance in the proposed ABC-and-EVA system are discussed.

KEYWORDS:

Activity-Based Costing, Economic Value Added, Engineering Management Tool


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