The Agile Cost Advantage

Kick-start your own cost reduction program with our support services tailored to your specific business needs

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Agile Cost Advantage 6 week support program

We have developed a 6-week program to help organisations accelerate their own cost reduction program

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Support program overview

During the 6 week cost reduction accelerator program, we will work closely with your senior team to develop a comprehensive cost reduction plan.

We will use our proprietary databases to develop a bespoke series of cost reduction initiatives that reflect your specific business situation.

We will help you to put in place the necessary delivery plans and tracking tools to ensure the success of your program.

The 6 week cost reduction program can be delivered remotely, with stakeholder meetings and workshops delivered via video conferences.

The support program is designed around four key stages:

During the launch week, we map out your cost structure and conduct a preliminary assessment of the potential compressability of each cost component.
At the end of the launch week, you will have a cost reduction target and supporting rationale, and a roadmap for your own cost reduction program.
In addition, where there are immediate opportunities to generate financial benefits, these will be fast-tracked for immediate action.

During this stage, we will conduct a systematic assessment of potential cost reduction opportunities. We will use a range of analytical techniques and data sources to inform this assessment, including external benchmarking, development of driver trees, value chain mapping, and organisatonal analysis, as well as leveraging our own proprietary cost reduction initiative respository.

At the end of this stage, you will have a set of prioritised cost initiatives to take forward to the planning and execution stages.

During the design stage, each cost initiative is validated and an implementation approach defined. This includes the development of a business case setting out any necessary investment in time or resources, and a high-level view of the key milestones and timings. In addition, the expected benefits of the initiative (both financial and operational) are mapped out and a forecast schedule developed.

By the end of this phase, you will have a roadmap and individual project plans for each cost initiative to take forward to execution.

During the design stage, each cost initiative is validated and an implementation approach defined. This includes the development of a business case setting out any necessary investment in time or resources, and a high-level view of the key milestones and timings. In addition, the expected benefits of the initiative (both financial and operational) are mapped out and a forecast schedule developed.

By the end of this phase, you will have a roadmap and individual project plans for each cost initiative to take forward to execution.

6 Week Cost Reduction Accelerator Program Options

We offer a range of options for businesses looking for support with their own cost reduction programs. These range from a self-delivery model, where we provide the necessary analytical tools and templates for you to work through the framework with the support of a coach, through to bespoke consulting engagements tailored to the specific needs of your enterprise.

Supported DIY Program

  • Access to the 6-Week Agile Cost Advantage Framework
  • All associated anaytical tools, templates and models
  • Frequent scheduled check-in calls to guide you through the process (10 x 1 hr calls over the course of the 6 weeks with a dedicated strategic delivery coach)

Strategic Program Delivery

  • Access to the 6-Week Agile Cost Advantage Framework, and all associated tools, templates and models
  • A tailored cost reduction financial model that reflects the specific characteristics of your business
  • A dedicated part-time or full-time strategy consultant (depending on the complexity of your business) who will complete the analytical and planning tasks for you, and support the development of a cost reduction execution program plan

Bespoke Support

  • For larger organisations, our senior team will develop a bespoke Agile Cost Advantage program tailored to the specific requirements of your business
  • Our enterprise support includes strategic planning, analytic support and deployment of our strategic delivery framework to ensure rapid execution of cost reduction initiatives.

Free Agile Cost Advantage Strategy Blueprint Session

Schedule your complimentary 45 minute Agile Cost Advantage launch session and set up your own cost reduction program for success.

During this call, we will go deep into how you can apply our Agile Cost Advantage framework to set out a clear cost reduction roadmap for your business. By the end of the call, you will have the following:

An assessment of the overall cost reduction potential of your business
A list of immediate cost reduction priorities to take forward to help you build initial momentum for your cost reduction program
A cost reduction roadmap to help you structure your cost reduction program and avoid some of the common mistakes that organisations make

On the call we will begin by walking through our cost assessment diagnostic tool in order to assess the level of cost reduction potential within your organisation.

We will review the nature of your cost structure, and understand what actions have been taken in the past to reduce costs.

We will then run through our proprietary cost opportunity repository to help you to identify priority cost reduction opportunities for your business. Finally we will discuss how to develop a cost reduction roadmap that sets your business up for success in delivering to the plan.

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