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Cost Programme to Improve Performance & Profit

LIVE Interactive Virtual Workshop,
8th - 11th December 2020

Cost Programme to Improve Performance & Profit

“Very relevant and useful in post-Covid business world!”

Learning Methods & Small Sized Class for Best Result

It is our intention to ensure you achieve best learning result from this class. To do so we will strictly keep the class size small. We will present you with a range of interactive learning experiences including presentations, case studies, exercises and simulations.

Course Overview

Costs are the most controllable element of the financial performance of all businesses, whether in the public or private sector. And in today’s more challenging and disruptive economic environment, cost management has never been more important.

Controlling costs does not just mean across-the-board cutbacks that commonly do more damage than good. Nor does it necessarily mean the cheapest solutions: it does mean spending money for best value within the context of the organisation’s overall business strategy.

Properly and professionally managing costs means having a clear competence in:

  • Understanding cost management and cost control within the wider context of the overall business strategy

  • First class multi-dimensional cost analysis in order to understand the causes of costs – not just the symptoms

  • Managing the disciplines of cost control – ensuring the engagement and support of top management, supported by appropriate management behaviours and disciplines

  • Ensuring that all costs are professionally controlled in ways that enhance the overall business

Ably facilitated by
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Alan Fell

  • Very successful ex-banker with significant cost management experience
  • Hugely experienced international trainer and management consultant based in UK

Short Video Highlighting Value of this Course

Watch this video made by Alan Fell which highlights value of this course especially at current adverse time: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6714789825251287040/

For a copy of the FULL AGENDA, please send email to: hayat@neo-edge.com
Or please call us at Tel: +65 6282 7082

Pre-course Questionnaire

A pre-course questionnaire will be sent to you some days before the course through which you can raise your specific areas of interest. The course facilitator will review and analyze these in advance and address them during the course, seeking to satisfy your learning needs.

Workshop Outline

This intensive interactive on-line programme delivers four 3-hour sessions of training, phased over four days

  • Illustrated with case study examples for the Course Leader’s personal experiences

  • Including short Excel-based exercises to emphasise “learn by doing”. Starter templates will be provided to support these exercises

SESSION 1

The strategic context for a Cost Programme

  • Exercise – Understanding the bottom-line impact of setting tighter cost targets

  • Case Study – A vehicle manufacturer setting explicit and strategically relevant cost targets

SESSION 2

Analysing costs – Simplified ABC – Activity Based Costing

  • Exercise – To highlight the better understanding of cost causality through the use of “simplified ABC”

  • Case Study – Practical application of “simplified ABC” in a large and diverse corporate Head Office function

SESSION 3

Establishing an optimum balance between fixed and variable costs

  • Exercise – Analysing F/V costs for your organisation or department

  • Case Study – The practical application of F/V cost balance in a large IT business

 SESSION 4

Implementing a major cost-reduction programme that cuts the fat not the muscle

  • Exercise – Allocating cost targets across the organisation

  • Case Study – Illustrated from the course leader’s personal experience of leading a major cost downsizing programme in which total headcount was reduced by 18,000 over a 3-year period whilst the business continued profitably.

Workshop Set Up & Facilitation Format

Registration will be closed four days before workshop date, so that each participant can receive and go through virtual workshop set up instructions sent by us, and complete all the required steps to be ready for the workshop.

We will utilize full features of Zoom etc to make the virtual workshop experience engaging, interactive and effective. The entire workshop will be live to facilitate Presentations, Case studies, Exercises and Discussions.

For a copy of the FULL AGENDA, please send email to: hayat@neo-edge.com
Or please call us at Tel: +65 6282 7082

About Your Expert Facilitator

Alan Fell

  • Very successful ex-banker with significant cost management experience

  • Hugely experienced international trainer and management consultant based in UK
Alan Fell is a hugely experienced UK-based, internationally recognized and respected specialist in all aspects of strategic and financial management.

His initial successful career was with a major UK bank where he undertook a variety of managerial and executive level positions, specialising in corporate strategic and operational performance management, cost management, balanced scorecards / KPIs and other positions.

Included in Alan’s personal experience was his role in leading a major cost downsizing programme in which total headcount was reduced by 18,000 over a 3-year period whilst the business continued profitably.

In more recent years Alan has been an international trainer and management consultant, covering a wide range of cost and performance management events. In total he has led more than 400 training events and consulting assignments worldwide, spanning a wide range of industry sectors; public, private and family owned.

He is a Senior Associate of the Balanced Scorecard Institute (www.balancedscorecard.org) and a member of the Beyond Budgeting Round Table (www.bbrt.org) bringing a fresh approach to the challenges of executive management philosophy.

For a copy of the FULL AGENDA, please send email to: hayat@neo-edge.com
Or please call us at Tel: +65 6282 7082

This course is designed for those Managers/ Supervisors across all functions within the organisation who are responsible for managing the overall performance of their Units and who need to strengthen their cost control and management capabilities.

  • Very relevant to the post-Covid business world where a strong focus on cost-savings is a key aspect for the future as businesses try to recover from the huge disruption of the pandemic

  • Equally relevant to public sector and private commercial or family businesses

For a copy of the FULL AGENDA, please send email to: hayat@neo-edge.com
Or please call us at Tel: +65 6282 7082

“Very relevant and useful in post-Covid business world!”

Benefit of Attending

Supported with Excel-based exercises and case studies from the course leader’s personal experience, this course will equip you with practical tools, techniques and insights to

  • Control and manage ALL of your organisation’s costs

  • Fully understand the actual and forecasted expenditure, and the underlying business causes of costs, by undertaking a comprehensive analysis using a variety of cost analysis techniques

  • Enhance your cost control and cost management processes to reduce waste and improve the bottom line

  • Identify different ways to calculate costs and how best to determine your company’s profitability and plan for future investments and expansion

  • Understand how to implement a cost “right-sizing” programme, with proper focus on leadership and accountability, not just detailed cost analysis

  • Provide cost information for use in corporate decision making and predict cost behaviour by estimating cost

Learning Methods & Small Sized Class for Best Result

It is our intention to ensure you achieve best learning result from this class. To do so wewill strictly keep the class size small. We will present you with a range of interactivelearning experiences including presentations, case studies and exercises.

Short Video Highlighting Value of this Course

Watch this video made by Alan Fell which highlights value of this course especially at current adverse time: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6714789825251287040/

Certificate of Attendance

On successful completion of this course, you will also receive a Certificate of Attendance bearing the signatures from both the Trainer and the Organizer. This Certificate will testify your endeavour and serve towards your professional advancement.

For a copy of the FULL AGENDA, please send email to: hayat@neo-edge.com
Or please call us at Tel: +65 6282 7082

In Partnership With

 

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Oxford Business Group (OBG) is a global publishing, research and consultancy firm, which publishes economic intelligence on the markets of Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa.

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OBG’s acclaimed economic and business reports are the leading source of local and regional intelligence, while OBG’s online economic briefings provide up-to-date in-depth analysis. OBG’s consultancy arm offers tailor-made market intelligence and advice to firms operating in these markets and those looking to enter them.

Event Endorser

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The websites and magazines are essential reading for industry professionals to help them make informed decisions and remain at the cutting edge of partnerships and infrastructure business information.

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For a copy of the FULL AGENDA, please send email to: hayat@neo-edge.com
Or please call us at Tel: +65 6282 7082

Venue: Online Virtual Workshop, Your Computer


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