Author : Yoshiteru Minagawa
Description:This book identifies accounting-based management control system practices for managing integrated and flexible supply chains and increasing customer satisfaction. It further explores how a company can enhance its supply chain integration. The book considers the effects of allocating supply chain's joint profit and incentive alignment as managerial instruments to facilitate integration and cooperation among partners. Furthermore, the book examines how to flexibly manage integrated supply chains from the perspectives of the product/service lifecycle, partner switching, and strategic flexibility. It also examines the use of management accounting systems to improve customer satisfaction in supply chains. Management accounting practices examined in the book involve balanced scorecard, switching cost, target costing, value-based pricing, target-pricing, and quality costing. The book also investigates the different types of supply chains: fabless supply chains, an inter-firm network comprising of parts suppliers and assemblers, non-profit supply chains.