Any manufacturing operation will inevitably incur overhead expenses – indirect costs associated with production. Calculating and adding these costs precisely per produced item is pretty much impossible. This is where applied overhead comes in. Let’s take a closer look at what is applied overhead, how it differs from actual overhead, and why it matters.
Total manufacturing cost is an essential metric for understanding the profitability of a business. It can be used to adjust the selling price of your products, identify and cut expenses, and calculate other key metrics like the Cost of Goods Manufactured. In this post, we explore total manufacturing cost and its utility to manufacturers.
We have all seen manufacturing depicted in cartoons. Basic resources are rolled into a factory, followed by loud noises and a smoking chimney. Then, shiny finished products emerge on the other side. In reality, manufacturing is a bit more complex. On their journey toward becoming final products, raw materials go through work in process inventory. […]