Archive for November, 2011


Hidden Money in Your Business Part 3: Overhead Cost Reduction Opportunities

In my last two posts, I discussed powerful questions to find cost reduction or cost optimization opportunities at an activity and business process level. These questions focus attention on Cost Drivers, the reasons why we do work and get current results. However, these questions are only one portion of the whole picture. They focus on […]

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Hidden Money in Your Business Part 2: Respect the Value Chain

In my last post, “Hidden Money in Your Business: Ask Four Questions to Find it”, I discussed questions to use in identifying Cost Drivers. Cost Drivers are the reasons why we do work. Or, for the work we do, why the work costs so much, why quality suffers, and why the work takes so long. […]

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