Energy Dominates in Job Costing

Author: A. Bruce Craven, Solar Atmospheres

Originally Published: Industrial Heating, February 1996

Job costing can sometimes be a tedious task, however, it is a necessity if a business is to understand its true costs and predict its profits.  Using a vacuum anneal heat treating cycle, as an example, costs can be identified by category, permitting a total cost to be calculated for the job.  The seven specific topics covered are the initial cost of equipment, electric utilities, labor, process gases, fixturing, water cooling systems and maintenance.

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