Define Cost Totals

This document explains how you define cost totals by combining different cost elements.


Cost totals that consist of one or more cost elements are defined.

The information is stored in the (CSYTAB) file.

The total costs are used when you set up the system for statistics runs.

Before you start

Costing components must be defined in 'Costing Component. Open' (PCS010).

Follow These Steps

  1. Start 'Maintenance Cost Total. Open' (MCS395/B).

  2. Specify an identity of the new cost total and select New to display the E panel.

  3. Enter a name and a short description of the new total cost.

  4. Specify whether the cost is fixed or variable.

  5. Specify all the costing components that are to be included in the total cost.

  6. Press Enter to finish.

Parameters to Set

Program ID/Panel Field The field indicates …
(MCS395/B) Cost total … the total of an optional number of costing components. These costing components are grouped according to different costing types.
(MCS395/E) Fixed/variable

… whether the costing total amount is considered to be a fixed or a variable amount.

The valid alternatives are:

1 = Fixed

2 = Variable.

(MCS395/E) Costing component

… the components that, when added up, represent the total cost. Up to 30 costing components can be used for each total cost.

Costing components are predefined in 'Costing Component. Open' (PCS010). The costing components are divided into groups depending on the type of cost.

These groups are:

A01–A03= Material cost (direct material)

A04–A05= Material overhead

B01–B14= Operation cost (excluding subcontracting and tools)

C01–C02= Tool costs for operations

D01–D01= Subcontract costs for operations

D02–D02= Subcontract overhead for operations

E01–E10= Product costs (common costs).

Using this range of costing types, you can work with cost totals for both manufacturing and maintenance. This can be done if maintenance works with, for example, A01, A04, B01–B06, etc., and manufacturing uses the other costing components.

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