Japanese Cost Management

Japanese Cost Management

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This book deals with the systems of cost reduction that originated in Japan. These are mostly new systems that did not exist in western practices before they were utilized in Japan. The book also presents the Japanese ways of carrying out the globally popular cost reduction practices. (1) It describes the strategic cost management conducted by top management through alliances between companies and/or between government and industry. (2) It shows the functional cost reduction systems along the various phases of the product life cycle, as follows: RaD a†’ Product development a†’ Manufacturing a†’ Administration and indirect operations (3) It conducts some humanistic or behavioral aspects of Japanese cost reduction systems. Contents: Strategic Cost ManagementCost Management in RaDCost Management in New Product DevelopmentCost Management of Manufacturing ActivitiesCost Management in Administrative and Factory Indirect DepartmentsCost Management from Marketing StrategyHuman Factors in Cost ManagementCost Management in Budgetary Control System Readership: Business practitioners, as well as academics and students in management. Keywords:Strategic Cost Management;New Product Development;Manufacturing Activities;Marketing Strategy;Human Factors;Budgetary Control SystemAlso, a case study performed in Komatsu Ltd., a famous Japanese industrial machinery manufacturer will be reported. ... sections and transformed into different data such as a€œparts booka€, a€œNC data for machininga€ and a€œdocuments of the manufacturing process plana€. ... section, drawings of cast designs and mould designs are prepared, the product cost is estimated and a job operation manual is written out.

Title:Japanese Cost Management
Author: Yasuhiro Monden
Publisher:World Scientific - 2000-07-07

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