Process accounting - did anyone ever use it?

bobh at bobh at
Thu May 30 12:51:36 CDT 2019

Not sure of the reference in the last paragraph, but I know a company that processes seafood; clams, lobster, scallops, etc. They track every process so they know exactly what it cost to produce each product that they sell. The General Ledger had over 1,000 accounts. 

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From: "Grant Taylor via cctalk" <cctalk at>
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Subject: Process accounting - did anyone ever use it?

(Credit the Quotas thread for prompting this.)

Did anyone ever use process accounting?  Did they actually bill 
departments (funny money)?

I was always intrigued by process accounting, but never had a use for it 

I guess I can thank process accounting for causing the discrepancy that 
Cliff Stole tracked down that became The Cuckoo's Egg.  :-)

Grant. . . .
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