“In today’s fast-moving consumer goods environment, consumers demand an increasing degree of differentiation. Serving this need comes at a cost.”
Accommodating the multiple SKUs that come from differentiation adds significantly to production costs for companies that produce fast-moving consumer goods. Cost accountants have an opportunity to provide significant value by assisting their companies in fulfilling customers’ desire for this customization while minimizing the costs. However, allocating the costs of carrying this many SKUs can be a challenge.