Archive: cost optimization

Reducing external provider spend in IT outsourcing

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For many companies, outsourcing can turn out to cost the same or even more than captive IT services. Failed attempts at cost savings can mean less funding available for value- and profit-growing activities. But looking in depth at IT cost transparency can help deliver on the IT outsourcing business case. ... Read more.

Publication date: 2017-05

Regaining a commercially sustainable future

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The African business of a Fortune 500 manufacturer and retail company had been experiencing a series of challenges. Read more.

Publication date: 2017-05

Activity-based costing at E.ON Energie Deutschland

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German P&U suppliers are facing new challenges owing to a large number of competitors, high transparency in prices due to price comparison websites and increasing willingness of customers to change their supplier. Here, we explain how E.ON Energie Deutschland GmbH responded by considering activity-based costing as a new controlling instrument. ... Read more.

Publication date: 2017-02

What damage can predictive maintenance prevent?

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EY Performance-What damage could predictive maintenance prevent?

Regular maintenance aims to keep machinery available and reliable but unexpected outages still happen, causing expense and lost productivity. Read more.

Publication date: 2016-11

Frugal innovation: unlocking lucrative markets

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EY Performance-Frugal innovation: unlocking lucrative markets

In a slow-growth global economy, frugal innovation, and the organizational revolution it requires, could be essential for continued success. Read more.

Publication date: 2015-11

Improving megaproject delivery in oil and gas

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EY Performance-Improving megaproject delivery in oil and gas

The O&G sector is increasingly dominated by megaprojects, typically characterized by their complexity and highly technical nature. Read more.

Publication date: 2015-08

Controlling as a shared service

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EY Performance-Controlling as a shared service

Over the past 10 years, accounting shared services centers (SSCs) have become an integral part of companies’ structures. But what about other functions such as controlling (or management accounting)? Read more.

Publication date: 2015-08

Taking stock: targeting retailer food waste

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EY Performance-Taking stock: targeting retailer food waste

Find out how the EY Advisory team in Stockholm has helped a Swedish retailer to reduce food wastage and improve efficiency. Discover the lessons to be learnt by other retailers and other sectors. Read more.

Publication date: 2015-08

How to cope with the oil shock

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EY Performance-How to cope with the oil shock

Oil and gas businesses are adjusting to oil prices that are at a six-year low. We explain how upstream O&G companies can get ahead of their competitors. Read more.

Publication date: 2015-06

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