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Strategic Cost Transformation

How do I embrace digital disruption to improve margins and costs while thriving in uncertainty?

Our member firms help organizations optimize and align costs strategically through the implementation of traditional approaches, targeting operating models and advanced cost solutions related to automation and cognitive technologies. Our professionals work with clients to transform their business and operations to achieve sustainable actions that capture savings, improve margins, and strategically allocate resources to growth initiatives.

Cost Management and Improvement Trends in the Fortune 1000

Global macroeconomic factors are having a major impact on cost management efforts at large US companies. While the domestic economy has gained significant strength, other parts of the world are still struggling. This has created a cost/growth paradox we call “thriving in uncertainty,” where companies are simultaneously pursuing the seemingly conflicting goals of aggressive cost improvement and aggressive growth. Deloitte’s fourth biennial survey of cost management and cost improvement trends explores how companies are managing costs in this challenging environment.

Cost Management and Improvement Trends in the Fortune 1000

Demystifying the science of strategic cost evolution

Global macroeconomic factors are having a significant impact on cost management efforts at global companies. This has created a cost/growth paradox we call “thriving in uncertainty,” where companies are simultaneously pursuing the seemingly conflicting goals of aggressive cost improvement and aggressive growth. Deloitte’s fourth biennial survey of cost management and cost improvement trends explores how companies are navigating this challenging environment.

Demystifying the science of Strategic Cost Evolution

Future of Operations

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is driven by the convergence of computing, data and AI. It is totally transforming the nature of business operations and the role of operations leaders, across industries. Those ready to take advantage of these changes will lead the revolution, not be driven by it.

Future of Operations

Future of Work

Driven by accelerating connectivity, new talent models, and cognitive tools, work is changing. As robotics, AI, the gig economy and crowds grow, jobs are being reinvented, creating the “augmented workforce.” We must reconsider how jobs are designed and work to adapt and learn for future growth.

Future of Work

Future of Mobility

Frictionless, automated, personalized travel on demand—that’s the dream of the future of mobility. And the extended auto ecosystem's various elements are combining to realize that dream sooner than expected, which means that incumbents and disruptors need to move at top speed to get on board.

Future of Mobility

WSJ CFO Journal: ‘Cost Management: A Global View as Digital Disruption Takes Hold’

Cost management used to be something businesses thought about only when they were struggling. In recent years, however, it has become a standard operating practice that receives attention in good times and in bad.

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Here’s how Deloitte can help:

  • Save: Focus on immediate actions to reduce costs, maximize liquidity, bring stability, and capture savings to avoid further deterioration of the business.
  • Fund: Focus on actions that help improve cost and competitive position, avert cuts that might inhibit future growth, and rebalance costs to fund investments in business strategy enablers.
  • Grow: Enable or develop a scalable cost or business platform to fuel growth and investment in core capabilities while supporting a differentiated business strategy.
  • Transform: Improve business operations through application of disruptive cost approaches such as automation and cognitive solutions to enable agile strategies in the business and set the stage to thrive in a changing market environment.

Meet the leader

Omar Aguilar

Omar Aguilar

Global Strategic Cost Transformation Leader

Omar Aguilar is the global leader of the Strategic Cost Transformation service offering for Deloitte Consulting LLP, focused on supporting and serving multinationals and local clients across the globe... More