Cost Efficiency


Please find some of our featured Value Papers from our Cost Efficiency series

Featured Cost Efficiency Value Papers

Please find a featured selection of Cost Efficiency Value Papers below. You can download any of the featured Value Papers free of charge. Please also feel free to contact our team at valuepapers@appliedvalue.com if you or your company is interested in any specific topic.

  • Sourcing Category Strategy

    • To find new and improved ways of increasing sourcing effectiveness and efficiency in the organization is something that should be at the top of all chief procurement officers’ agendas. Many sourcing organizations are good at finding and exploring improvement opportunities, both short and long term. However, the authors of this Value Paper believe that the majority of these organizations would benefit from having a more structured approach to category strategy work to take the next step in their sourcing efforts, and to excel in the effort to optimize the total cost of purchased products and services...

  • A GUIDE TO COST EFFICIENT STEEL SOURCING

    • Unprecedented volatility in combination with supply and demand imbalances has pushed the steel cost to the top of management’s agenda of every manufacturing company. This development is not surprising given steel’s substantial share of overall cost and the fact that empirical research has shown prices to vary 10-20% between best and worst practice in any given industry. The recent consolidation of the steel industry is expected to continue making it vital for steel buying organizations to deploy a comprehensive range of strategies. An eight step strategic road map spans from operational to cross functional and strategic. 
  • Outsourcing Best Practices

    • Since outsourcing began in earnest over two decades ago, many companies have used this concept to achieve significant cost reductions. However, there are many additional outsourcing-related benefits that could be equally or even more important for a company’s long-term success. At its core, outsourcing allows a company to take advantage of its partner’s strengths and competencies. Outsourcing is a strategic tool that allows managers to fundamentally transform their organizations to focus on value-adding activities and develop core capabilities. 

Full List of Cost Efficiency Value Papers

Below is a list of all available Cost Efficiency Value Papers. If your organization is interested in any of the below topics, please e-mail valuepapers@appliedvalue.com and our team will contact you shortly.

  • Chemicals on the Move
  • 3PL Warehousing
  • VA/VE Implementation
  • Telecom Operator Value Chain Outsourcing
  • Sourcing Measurement
  • Operations Maintenance
  • Dedicated Transportation
  • Sourcing of Legal Services
  • Supplier Footprint Optimization
  • Business Process Outsourcing
  • Structured IT Cost Review
  • Supplier Negotiation Tactics
  • Telecom Operators Buying Criteria
  • Sourcing of Professional Services
  • Manufacturing Footprint Optimization
  • Raw Material Hedging
  • Sourcing Advertising & Marketing
  • Supplier Development
  • Lean Production Site
  • Cost Efficiency in the Pharma Industry
  • Contract Management
  • Contractor Consolidation
  • Resale Programs
  • Mitigating Raw Material Costs
  • Risk Management in the Supply Chain
  • IT Outsourcing
  • Fact Based Purchasing
  • HQ Rationalization
  • R&D Management
  • eProcurement
  • Product Complexity Cost Reduction
  • R&D Portfolio Management
  • Fact-Based Prioritization
  • Supplier Benchmarking
  • Currency Hedging
  • Performance Management
  • Market Intelligence in Retailing
  • IT Governance
  • eCommerce & IS/IT Strategy
  • Efficiency in Healthcare
  • G&A Cost Management
  • BSO Outsourcing
  • Activity Value Analysis
  • A Buyer's Guide to Plant Visits
  • The Mill Turnaround
  • FA Outsourcing
  • Making the Most of Supplier Relationships
  • Approaching Steel Purchasing
  • The Impact of RFID on the Supply Chain
  • Cost Efficiency in Process Industry Maintenance
  • Ethical Sourcing
  • Purchasing Spend Analysis
  • Data Driven Negotiations
  • Cartel Busting
  • Managing Risk in System Purchasing
  • Guide to Steel Futures Markets
  • Applying Lean Manufacturing Concepts
  • Global Sourcing Initiatives
  • Why do Companies Fail to Execute the Sourcing Process
  • How to Attract, Nurture & Retain Purchasing Professionals
  • ECO Process Efficiency
  • Service Delivery in the Telecom Industry
  • Sourcing Organizations
  • Turning Around a Declining Manufacturing Operation
  • Managing Business Transformation
  • Effective Quality Assurance in China
  • The Price of Complexity
  • Managed Networks Operations
  • A Guide to Cost Efficient Steel Sourcing
  • Sourcing Category Strategy
  • Proactive Supply Base Strategy
  • Corporate Delayering
  • Outsourcing Best Practices