I need, in your opinion, 9-11 or so ways that the budgeting processes in a manufacturing or merchandising company (any company really) can be improved either by direct material purchases, direct labor, manufacturing overhead, and operating expenses (more so on the operating expenses side).
I am not looking for a "how-to" budget.
I was recently laid off from a publishing (in-house manufacturing) company that had no budget at all. They just weren't ready for change in terms of putting together a budget. Your suggestions and insight will help me in my next position, so I know what I can do to combat a possible similar situation.
Solution explains how to prepare the budget.