Economic theory, cost accounting and theory of constraints: An examination of relationships and problems
International Journal of Production Research
The theory of constraints (TOC) is a production planning and control system reported to improve manufacturing performance surpassing both materials-requirement planning and just-in-time systems. One requirement of TOC is the assumption of a cost-accounting system that is very different from traditional cost accounting. This study examines the conflict between traditional cost accounting and TOC accounting, presents a description of how the TOC method operates at The Trane Company (Macon, GA) and how the cost accounting aspect of TOC was used to evaluate the addition of a new product line proposed by marketing. © 1994 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
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Spencer, M. S., "Economic theory, cost accounting and theory of constraints: An examination of relationships and problems" (1994). Faculty Publications. 4371.