Impact & Expertise

Cost Efficiency & Asset Optimization

Many businesses are concerned about their ability to generate the funds needed for growth, especially given the mounting losses in the financial sector, tighter capital markets, and the ongoing economic downturn. As a result, organizations are wrestling with questions such as these:

  • How can we find and correct the root causes of excess working capital?

  • What techniques can improve how we manage inventory, payables, and receivables?

  • How can we improve forecast accuracy and product design to minimize inventory levels?

  • Which processes can we rethink or simplify to eliminate costs?

  • What facilities could we consolidate to minimize funds tied up in fixed assets?

We look beyond cost management and focus on maximizing the income-generating potential of employed capital. Our approach seeks to optimize the productivity of both current and fixed assets, thereby releasing cash that can be put to more-strategic use. Read More 

Impact Stories

  • Turnaround of a Major Health Insurance Company
  • See how BCG worked with a major health insurance company to turn around its core business and return it to a growth track.
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  • Reducing a Mining Company’s Procurement Costs
  • See how BCG helped a mining company create a supply-chain organization to cut procurement costs by more than 10 percent.
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  • Operational and Cost Excellence in Airline Catering
  • Learn how BCG helped an airline catering company to reach new levels of efficiency and cost competitiveness.
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