TARGET COST MANAGEMENT: The Ladder to Global Survival and Success is the title of Jim’s new book just released by Productivity Press. This book is the most detailed book available on the subject of target costing in ten years. The book details two major ingredients of target costing: the proper organizational structure and cost tables. It describes preliminary actions required to lead a company to institutionalize target costing. Author Jim Rains, trained by target costing guru Dr. Masayasu Tanaka and renowned target costing consultant Yoshihiko Sato, provides insights gained during eigthteen years of studying and benchmarking target costing companies including Toyota, Nissan, Isuzu, Canon, Omron and Hitachi Machinery Construction Company. This book is a must read for any corporate leader and executive.