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Ignition Guide to Conducting Cost Driver Analysis

Published: 10 January 2017

ID: G00386019

Analyst(s): Procurement Research Team


This guide includes documents that will help you decide where it is most valuable to pursue cost driver analysis, identify the critical drivers of cost for a specific buy, find the relevant cost information for the buy, and determine how to best use the cost information.

Table Of Contents



Before You Start

Common Pitfalls and Keys to Success

Step 1 of 4: Determine Where to Conduct Cost Driver Analysis


Step 2 of 4: Identify the Relevant Cost Drivers for the Buy


Step 3 of 4: Fill Out a Comprehensive Cost Model


Step 4 of 4: Understand What to Do with Cost Information


Review Your Performance

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