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How to seize the opportunities presented by Brexit

Date: 30 Mar 2017
Posted by: Jason Box
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How to seize the opportunities presented by Brexit With the triggering of Article 50 scheduled for 29th March 2017, the vast majority of companies, both international and UK registered, conducting cross border trade will be nervously anticipating how to best mitigate risk. How can they act now, using practical and effective commercial foresight, to get […]


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Respecting business affordability will allow you to win in the markets of the future

Date: 10 Mar 2017
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Over the last decade, senior leaders have embarked on major growth agendas that were not grounded on long term sustainable paths. The global financial meltdown and severity took the markets by surprise and has been a wake-up call for and governments, regulators and business executives to go back and challenge their business strategies and embed tighter spending and borrowing controls to ensure that this never happens again.


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Time to focus: Behavioural change, the key to sustainable business savings

Date: 02 Mar 2017
Posted by: Jason Box
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To date organisations have been more comfortable using slash-and-burn techniques that synchronise boom and bust cycles with short-term fixes to meet shareholder expectations rather than solutions that could deliver more sustainable savings. One method often used to this longer-term view is structural change, but it’s costly, complex and more importantly any savings may be on […]


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The 7 Year Cost Cycle… Are You Stuck In It?

Date: 04 Nov 2015
Posted by: Jason Box
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Cost efficiency is becoming the new battleground for competitive advantage and yet many cost reduction programmes fail long term. Several years after declaring success prematurely, operating costs return to unsustainable levels, leaving board members asking themselves, “How did our cost savings disappear?” Why do you think so many companies are unable to successfully reduce costs […]


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Assuring Sustainable Cost Savings

Date: 26 Nov 2014
Posted by: hyberman
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Cost Transformation has developed a robust framework for setting long term affordability levels (‘Target Cost Baseline’) for businesses and functions embracing ‘Strategic Cost Management’ that support it are delivered. To this end, you cannot look at these disciplines in isolation, Cost Transformation brings all 6 steps to identify, control and provide reinforcement that cost savings are […]


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Using Target Cost Baselines to Deliver Sustainable Cost Transformation (Article 3 of 4)

Date: 24 Nov 2014
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The Secret Formula to Sustainable Cost Transformation Cost Transformation has developed a framework for setting long term affordability levels using at its core a ‘Target Cost Baseline’ to be used by businesses and functions embracing both ‘Strategic Cost Management’ and ‘Sustainable Cost Transformation’. The world has moved on from traditional cost reduction techniques as these are […]


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Enterprise 1st Behaviours – the key to enduring business affordability

Date: 14 Jul 2014
Posted by: Jason Box
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The recent financial meltdown and global recession has left many organisations in a mess. One of the many reasons that caused it was value creation through asset growth without enough due diligence on long term risk and business affordability. This particularly suited the behaviours of people that were driven by their own personal agendas thriving […]


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Lean Continuous Improvement

Date: 20 Jun 2014
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Read our Glossary of Terms Page on “Lean Continuous Improvement” Organisations are moving away from the cyclical boom and bust cost reduction techniques and adopting more long term sustainable techniques. One such technique that Cost Transformation Ltd endorses is the highly engaging and sustainable ‘LEAN Continuous Improvement’. This technique helps organisations and functions achieve their […]


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Six Sigma & LEAN Six Sigma

Date: 19 Jun 2014
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Read our Glossary of Terms Page on “Six Sigma & LEAN Six Sigma” Six Sigma is a set of techniques and tools for process improvement. It was developed by Motorola in 1986 Today, it is used in many industrial sectors. Six Sigma seeks to identify and remove the causes of defects (errors) and minimise variability […]


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Zero Waste Company’s Deliver Sustainable Cost Reduction

Date: 18 Jun 2014
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Read our Glossary of Terms Page on “Zero Waste Company” There are many definitions of zero waste. This paper is focussed on the positioning of zero waste from a perspective of cost reduction. After the recent financial crisis, pan global recessions and a sustainable increase in the cost of regulation, raw material costs and government […]


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