Process Costing

LogiChain - Software for Resource Based Process Costing

In today's business environment flexibility and mutability is extremely important. A reorganization and adaptation of processes is only successful if enterprises have the necessary overview, which includes the transparency over business processes, costs and cost drivers.

The Fraunhofer IML has developed a suitable tool for this task. The software LogiChain is a valuable software for employees with logistics planning and controlling function and allows the visualization and evaluation of business processes:

  • Easy and intuitive usability supported by a graphic user interface
  • Visualization of as-is and target business processes based on Microsoft® Visio®-based
  • Detailed analysis functions regarding process costs, order lead times, resource utilization, variable and fixed costs depending on varying system loads
  • Calculation of utilization of technical devices and human capital with detailed cost assignment
  • Automatic creation of diagrams for further processing e. g. in Microsoft® Word® oder PowerPoint®
  • Interface to Microsoft® Excel®, for example for an easy integration of existing Excel-sheets
  • Logistical and monetary evaluation of different planning variants

Implementation of LogiChain

The implementation and installation of LogiChain usually takes place in combination of an optimization project with the Fraunhofer IML. Basic idea is that you solve your concrete logistics problem using LogiChain and learn the handling of the software in a practical project. After project completion, you can continue using LogiChain self-contained. The typical phases of such a project are:

  • Introduction to LogiChain
  • Process mapping
  • Support of the data acquisition
  • Assistance in establishing and analysis of a reference model


Per "drag and drop" you can map your processes in an easy and intuitive manner. Using comfortable input masks you can assign key figures to your process chain elements.

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