backflush costing
A costing method in which *costs are allocated to products when a manufacturing process is finished, or when a sale is made. Backflush costing is normally associated with *just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing and delivery practices, and it offers the advantage of avoiding cumbersome and expensive cost tracking mechanisms. It is particularly suited to the typically low inventory levels of JIT environments.

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