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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1916. Excerpt: ... The origin of this rise is easily traceable in curves 1 and 3 and, obviously, is due to some repair work. The principle is of very wide application and is very useful in all cases where large numbers of figures are to be assembled in tangible form. Cost reports of all kinds are made more valuable if they are discussed by a committee of those directly interested in the data that they present. A discussion of committees and committee systems is beyond the scope of this treatise, but brief reflection will show that this method of discussing cost reports offers one of the widest possible uses for them and makes them of educative value to all concerned. 171. Conclusions.--The discussion in the foregoing chapters will have made it clear that no one method of cost finding can be laid down that will answer the requirements of every situation. Each case must be studied independently and a system selected that will be applicable to the problem in hand. The general principles discussed hold true, however, for all cost-finding methods though the exact manner of their application must differ with circumstances. It is of prime importance, therefore, that the executive, in installing a cost-finding system or in operating one already installed, should have a clear idea of just what result it is desired to obtain. A cost-finding system should be planned in advance as much as if not more than any other part of the factory system. It should obtain just the results wished for and it should not gather a lot of useless data. A cost-finding system can fail because of too much detail as easily as it can because of lack of results. It is of importance, also, that the results obtained are made use of. Cost data which are not used represent wasted money and it requires the knowledg...
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