Alert: Automation World now enhanced for the iPad and iPhone. Watch a quick video preview
Greenfield
Factory Automation
Bassett
Batch Processing
Hand
Process Automation
Reynolds
Packaging Automation
Campbell
On the Edge

Finance

Column:
Finance View
|

Relevant Costs: What Are They?

Knowing relevant costs would be extremely useful to manufacturing and other operating managers. How are relevant costs defined?
Full Article
How to Get Cash for a Retrofit Project
Blog Post |

How to Get Cash for a Retrofit Project

If you know how to do it, leasing can fund your much-needed upgrades and eliminate timing challenges.
Full Post
E-Book Special Report
IT Delivers on Automation’s Promise
IT Delivers on Automation’s Promise

Sign up to receive timely updates from the editors at Automation World and download this FREE Special Report on the transformative power of data in manufacturing. By integrating information and automation technologies, manufacturers are finally achieving major gains in productivity from their automated systems.

Column:
Finance View
|

Once Upon a Time: When Accountants and Manufacturers Agreed

Close to a century ago, the accounting community acknowledged the correctness of Gantt’s handling of indirect overhead and idle/excess capacity costs. That changed along the way.
Full Article
Column
|

What Is True Cost?

Figuring out the “true cost” of a product, project or process is important for internal management. It requires a continuous costing approach.
Full Article
Column:
Finance View
|

Product Cost and Total Customer Cost

Manufacturing managers need to realize they are in a solid position to take the lead in expanding discussions on profitability improvement beyond product cost and into total organizational customer co
Full Article
Column:
Finance View
|

Using Cost Information in Manufacturing Decisions

When manufacturing personnel are involved in making decisions with cost information, things often get a bit murky.
Full Article
Column:
Finance View
|

Contribution Margin Cautions for Manufacturers

Contribution margin is widely used for numerous decisions.
Full Article
Column:
Finance View
|

An Operations-Focused Framework for Costing

The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) has released a Conceptual Framework for Managerial Costing that is purely focused on costing for internal decision support.
Full Article
Column:
IT View
|

It’s Time You Speak for the Plants

The Lorax might speak for the trees, but who speaks for the plants?
Full Article
Column:
Finance View
|

Costing for Manufacturing Decision Support

Costing for internal decision support requires a much different approach and perspective than the traditional costing done to support financial statements.
Full Article
Column
|

Hazards When Analyzing Costs for Manufacturing Outsourcing Decisions

Outsourcing decisions of all sizes place a premium on the availability of highly responsive cost information that reflects causal relationships of the operations and resources impacted.
Full Article
Column:
Finance View
|

Exactly What Constitutes Savings?

The benefit to manufacturers of a resource based cost model is the visibility and correlation of financial and non-financial information.
Full Article
Column:
The Setpoint
|

Ladders Are Meant for Climbing

The engineering career ladder has respected positions such as Distinguished Technologist or Fellow.
Full Article
Column:
Finance View
|

What Cost Information Does Manufacturing Really Need?

Resource-focused costing based on cause-and-effect modeling is the only approach that can effectively connect manufacturing metrics with costs and allow the real time calculation of marginal cost and
Full Article
Column:
Finance View
|

Exporting Manufacturers Gain Tax Savings Potential

Goods sold through an IC-DISC must be manufactured, produced, grown, or extracted within the U.S.
Full Article

Pages

 

  NEWSLETTERS
Don’t miss intelligence crucial to your job and business!
Click on any newsletter to view a sample. Enter your email address below to sign up!

News Insights

News & Analysis

Product Insights

Latest Automation Products

Best of Blogs

Industrial Automation Columnists

Automation Focus

Sponsored white papers, videos and products

Continuous Processing

Oil & Gas, Chemical and More

Automation Skills

Improve Industry Skills

Industrial
Ethernet Review

Network Application of IE

On The Edge
Blog

Workforce Development

Factory Automation

Technology for Discrete Manufacturing

Food Bev & Pharma

Automation Applications & Trends

Global Edition

Global automation news

Each newsletter ranges in frequency from once per month to a few times per month at most.