ABC system

ABC system

[′ā′bē′sē ′sis·təm]
(geophysics)
A procedure in seismic surveying to determine the effect of irregular weathering thickness.
(ordnance)
An atomic, biological, or chemical weapons system.
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Once the ABC system is decoupled from financial accounting, it can become a tool of pure cost management and be used to help the company increase profitability.
For the early stages of the effort, the project team built a prototype ABC system that could easily be changed based on experiences at the plant sites.
This article describes the method used in this test and the issues related to applying the ABC system to the operations of a purchasing department.
As demonstrated in this field study, the product mix choices suggested by an optimization of the computer model may be counter to the product mix choices that would be suggested by a more traditional ABC system that concentrated solely on the ABC operating profit per unit of each product.
Drury (5) defined the necessary steps to set up an ABC system as follows:
Compared to the traditional manual method of cleaning lines, which would take hours and result in the loss of beer, the Phoenix ABC system thoroughly cleans lines in 30-40 minutes and wastes no beer.
Although the company realized some success with its ABC system, we wondered how much better it could do if it were not bound by the limitations of traditional ABC systems.
The ABC system will make use of IBM's Identity Mixer as well as U-Prove technologies from Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT).
The ABC system is a complex one, "promising" a "cleaner" and a more "useful" cost for managers.
The ABC system in North Carolina is much like a great big ol' onion.
We recommend the ABC system - Awesome, Basic, Can't Deal with