Cost Management Guidebook: Third Edition

Author: Steven Bragg


Book Description
The Cost Management Guidebook shows how to stay competitive by paring away nonessential costs. It discusses how to examine the cost structure of a business in order to better understand which costs must be incurred and which can be reduced. Hundreds of specific cost reduction tips are covered in all areas of a business, including compensation, sales, production, procurement, and administration. There are extensive discussions of asset reduction techniques, as well as cost management reports and measurements. This book is the essential toolkit for anyone who is serious about managing costs. [293 pages]

Table of Contents

Part I - Cost Management Concepts and Tools
Chapter 1. Overview of Cost Management
Chapter 2. Types of Costs
Chapter 3. Direct Costing as an Analysis Tool
Chapter 4. Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis
Chapter 5. Target Costing
Chapter 6. Cost Object Analysis
Chapter 7. Constraint Analysis
Chapter 8. Process Analysis
Chapter 9. Zero Base Budgeting

Part II - Cost Management by Function
Chapter 10. Cost Reduction Strategy
Chapter 11. Compensation Cost Reduction
Chapter 12. Benefits Cost Reduction
Chapter 13. Sales and Marketing Effectiveness
Chapter 14. Production and Maintenance Cost Reduction
Chapter 15. Procurement Cost Reduction
Chapter 16. Administration Cost Reduction
Chapter 17. Facilities Cost Reduction
Chapter 18. Finance Cost Reduction

Part III - Asset Reduction
Chapter 19. Accounts Receivable Reduction
Chapter 20. Inventory Reduction
Chapter 21. Capital Budgeting Decisions

Part IV - Other Topics
Chapter 22. Cost Management Reports
Chapter 23. Cost Management Measurements