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Activity based costing software for manufacturing industries

Shapi'i, Azrulhizam (2004) Activity based costing software for manufacturing industries. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Faculty of Computer Science and Information System.

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Abstract

Manufacturing companies in Malaysia face ever-increasing competition in today's global marketplace. Companies must react quickly and manufacture high quality, low cost products to be successful in this new environment. Nowadays, complexity-manufacturing technology has led to increasing indirect cost or overhead cost in the calculation of the total production cost. The failure of traditional costing method in tracing overhead cost to products has caused the distortion of product cost. A new costing method named Activity Based Costing (ABC) has been introduced as an alternative for solving the problem. This ABC method has been implemented for product costing. The main purpose for this study is to develop computerized ABC system for the manufacturing companies. This software enables the companies to identify the characteristics of activities and the costs involved in activities. ABC can assign dollar values to every activity or process. The ABC software is hoped to improve further the process planning and action of manufacturing companies through cost savings and improving revenue.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information:Thesis (Sarjana Sains (Teknologi Maklumat - Pembuatan)) - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2004; Supervisor : Dr. Muhammad Shafie Abd. Latiff
Uncontrolled Keywords:activity-based costing, costing system, manufacturing industry
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions:Computer Science and Information System (Formerly known)
ID Code:7369
Deposited By: Ms Zalinda Shuratman
Deposited On:17 Feb 2009 01:00
Last Modified:17 Oct 2013 04:50

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