Gartner Research

Cost-Driver-Based Savings Target Discussions (Ford)

Published: 25 March 2019

ID: G00707579

Analyst(s): Procurement Research Team

Summary

Procurement leaders must signal to their staff that investigating cost drivers is a priority. Learn how procurement leaders at Ford make cost driver analysis the starting point for setting savings objectives.

Table Of Contents

Overview

Solution Highlights

Challenge

Solution

View of Optimal

Cost Driver Gap Analysis

Table 1: Ford’s Direct Spend Cost Driver Analysis Template

Table 2: Example Indirect Spend Cost Driver Analysis Template

Target Setting and Buy-In

Results

Recommendations

About This Research

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