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Strategic Executives Manage Costs Across the Enterprise

Published: 17 March 2020

ID: G00467057

Analyst(s): Chris Ganly , Robert Naegle


Too often enterprisewide cost management efforts are compromised by conflicting priorities. Executive leaders must engage in cost management approaches extending beyond short-term cost-cutting activities and providing programmatic and systematic improvements that enable the enterprise’s mission.

Table Of Contents


  • Determine Your Cost Management Need/Objective
  • Make Cost Management an Ongoing Discipline
    • Cost Cutting
    • Structured Cost Optimization
    • Value Optimization
  • Collaborate and Build Consensus With Business Leaders

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