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Maximizing profit : how to measure the financial impact of manufacturing decisions

Author: Walt Thrun
Publisher: New York : Productivity Press, ©2003.
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This book/CD-ROM addresses critical financial measures that guide manufacturers in making decisions and offers practical techniques that help managers measure the financial effects of typical  Read more...


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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Walt Thrun
ISBN: 1563272717 9781563272714
OCLC Number: 243591919
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 233 pages)
Contents: Section I: Manufacturing Activities are Ultimately Expressed in Financial TermsChapter 1: Operational Improvements Don't Necessarily Translate to Financial SuccessSection II: Exposing the Existing Counter-Productive Performance MeasuresChapter 2: The Standard Cost System: Manufacturing's MillstoneChapter 3: Maximizing Gross Profit: Introduction to Optimization TechniquesSection III: Maximizing Return on Investment (R.O.I.) is the Ultimate Objective: How to Get There is the Great ChallengeChapter 4: Which Operational Objective Will produce the Most Profit?Section IV: Getting the Most From What You Have: Learning How to Manage with Optimization TechniquesChapter 5: Measuring the Financial Benefits of Manufacturing Process ImprovementsChapter 6: A New Look at the Make or Buy DecisionChapter 7: How to Evaluate New Business with Optimization TechniquesChapter 8: Should we Be a Subcontractor?Section V: Selective Growth and System Expansion Using Optimization TechniquesChapter 9: Optimizing the Capital Budget with Better Measurement of the Financial Benefits from Proposed Equipment AdditionsChapter 10: Rethinking Traditional Capital Project Ranking TechniquesSection VI: Illustrating the Aggregate Planning ProcessChapter 11: Developing the Aggregate Plan Using Optimization TechniquesChapter 12: Incorporating Lean Manufacturing Activities (and Other Operational Improvements) into the Aggregate PlanChapter 13: Capital Budgeting is Just One Step in the Seamless ProcessChapter 14: Finalizing the Aggregate Planning ProcessSection VII: Evaluating Multiple Plant Operations Using Optimization TechniquesChapter 15: Measuring the Real Financial Impact of Multiplant OperationsSection VIII: Summary - Retracing the Steps to Becoming a User of Optimization TechniquesChapter 16: Summarizing OpTek's Journey from Traditional Activities to Optimization TechniquesSection IX: AppendicesAppendix A: Activity Based Costing (ABC): Determination of ABC Rates Presented in Chapter 2Appendix B: Using Excel Solver to Execute the OpTek AlgorithmAppendix C: West Coast Processors: A Case StudyAppendix D: Other Proponents and Applications of Optimization TechniquesGlossaryIndex
Responsibility: Walt Thrun.


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