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

  • Cost Reduction, Transformation for an Asset Manager
  • Find out how BCG transformed a major asset manager while rapidly reducing operating expenses by 20 percent.
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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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  • Biopharma Manufacturing Transformation
  • See how BCG worked with global biopharma companies to transform their manufacturing and supply chain organizations.
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