Cost Reduction

Achieve Sustainable Cost Reduction

While most companies continue to advance growth initiatives around customer focus and innovation, enterprise cost optimization remains among the top three strategic priorities along with cash flow management initiatives. In our 2023 Key Issues Study, 69% of companies reported a major cost-reduction initiative – up from 65% in 2022.

How do the best do it?

Most companies approach cost reduction through staff reductions and discretionary spending freezes. Eventually, market pressures make these reductions hard to sustain. Our research has found that the strongest driver of sustainable cost optimization is a strategically designed service delivery model – one that purposefully and intelligently defines how certain work gets done, where, and by whom.

Are you taking the tight route to sustainable cost optimization?

With deep, practical experience in reducing costs in many environments, we can provide advice and solutions grounded in empirical data and proven practices:


Comprehensive cost and cash-flow analysis.


Business benchmarking that illustrates how top-performing companies structure and deliver key functions.


Service delivery strategies designed around the realities of your business.


Road maps for reducing and optimizing costs.

Business Benchmarking: Cost Reduction Report
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SG&A Cost Management: 2022 Best Companies in North America

Learn your organization SG&A cost management performance compared to the best North American organizations as detailed by the 2022 North American SG&A Study and Scorecard.

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SG&A Cost Management: 2022 Best Companies in Europe

The 2022 European SG&A Study and Scorecard calculates the selling, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses as a percentage of revenue of the 1,000 largest listed companies in Europe, based on the latest publicly available data.

We can help you establish sound, sustainable cost-reduction strategies through:

Achieve Sustainable Cost Reduction Today