By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip Some problems just need to be fixed, regardless of cost. Last year, near our apartment in South Delhi, maintenance workers spent more than two months resurfacing our road. Every fortnight thereafter (and possible continuing to this day), a sinkhole would appear in the road and a roadwork crew […]
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip Tom Bender from SpendCorp contributed today’s tip: It’s not enough to do good work, your stakeholders must see that you are doing good work: control, track and report. Doug Hudgeon who is lawyer and vendor management professional who has branched into finance and accounting shared services management.
By Doug Hudgeon The weekend cost management tip On the weekends, I’ll give a short cost management tip without web or book references. Today’s tip is prompted by an article in the Sydney Morning Herald describing the woes and hopes of Sydney’s public transport e-ticketing project. In 1999, the NSW government signed a contract to […]
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Management Tip As I’ve planned my upcoming tips, I’ve been pondering which tip will be the most important. I now think this is it. You cannot reduce cost in your organisation unless you assign a single person the task of, and regularly hold them to account for, improving each cost […]
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip The success rate of software implementations is woefully low. There are lots of reasons for it ranging from overselling by vendors, overspecing by customers, lack of consultation with stakeholders, under-resourcing the implementation team, etc. But in my view, much of the source of failure comes from unnecessarily bundling […]
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip Today’s tip is quote from a yet-to-be released report calling for dramatic cuts to the administrative overhead of the Canadian military. Today’s Globe and Mail has printed key parts of the 80 page report prepared by Lieutenant-General Andrew Leslie, Canadian Forces Chief of Transformation. The printed excerpts could […]
By Doug Hudgeon The Cost Reduction Tip In this tip I discuss embedding a cost conscious culture where you have a number of comparable operating units. Examples include retail banks or multi-site operations such as a national insurance brokerages, consulting firms, law firms, or logistics providers. Where you have the multiple operating units, you have […]