2-5.3 Activity Based Costing

Once the value chain map of the process is finalized, the following tasks should be performed to conclude the ABC analysis:

All steps in the process must be carefully reexamined to determine whether each step is value-adding, essential, or non-value-adding. Detailed attention should be given to value-adding and essential, rather than non-value-adding activities. Non-value-adding activities should be considered for removal if it is determined that performing the activities would increase cost and time to adhere to the client’s need.