Driving Down Costs

BPP Professional Education
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6 hours
634 GBP excl. VAT

Course description

Driving Down Costs

  • Leadership: how managers can take the lead and set the tone.
  • Techniques and tactics: generalised ideas, approaches and analytical frameworks.
  • People: how to tackle the most difficult cost area, full-time staff and the role of HR.
  • Suppliers: all other cost categories, from raw materials to outsourced services.
  • The internet and globalisation.
  • Lateral thinking: how to turn conventional thinking about cost on its head.
  • Cost management as strategy in areas like M&A, pricing and new growth opportunities.
  • A cost-cutting case study.
  • “Intelligent” vs. “unintelligent” cost management.
  • Cost containment: how to pre-empt cost growth.
  • How the finance function can be a strategic leader on cost.
  • Cost in the public sector.

Suitability - Who should attend?

  • Finance managers will benefit from learning how the finance function can be a strategic leader on cost management.
  • HR managers will discover how to manage the cost of in-house staff.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

A toolkit of key ideas and cost management strategies, frameworks for analysing cost and practical techniques for implementing cost reduction. The course will cover urgent one-time cost cutting and sustained long-term cost management. It will also address how to balance tough cost management with core values, team motivation and growth.

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BPP Professional Education

BPP Professional Education -  Accountancy, Tax, Financial Services, Law & Insolvency Courses

BPP Professional Education is one of the specialist examination-based and professional development training arm of the BPP Group, Europe's biggest professional education and publishing provider with 2,000 staff members across 40 countries and over 30,000 students per year. BPP Professional Education...

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EC2M 5PD London

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