Resource Guide: Cost Reduction Strategies

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  • Cost Effective Supply Management. ISM Professional Seminar.
    Available from ISM by calling 800/888-6276 ext. 401.
    http://www.ism.ws
    This seminar will help you learn strategies to optimize a lean supply chain.

  • Focus on Cost Containment Strategies. 2003.
    Available from ISM by calling 800/888-6276 ext. 401.
    http://www.ism.ws
    This collection of previously published ISM articles provides an in-depth look at cost containment strategies.

  • Cost Reduction Toolbook: Tools for Operations and Supply Chain Efficiencies. Self-paced online learning course from the ISM Knowledge Center.
    http://www.ism-knowledgecenter.ws
    This course is designed to assist new and experienced supply management professionals to perform tasks more strategically and efficiently.

  • Supply Management for Value Enhancement-Volume III of the ISM Knowledge Series Lisa M. Ellram and Thomas T.Choi. 2000.
    Available from ISM by calling 800/888-6276, Ext 401.
    http://www.ism.ws
    This volume brings emphasis to the variety of ways the supply management process adds value to the organization. This text covers all aspects of value enhancement, well beyond basic cost-saving measures. Supply Management for Value Enhancement focuses on the critical issues involved with outsourcing/privatization, inventory management, cost avoidance/cost reduction programs, forecasting, hazardous materials management, JIT inventory systems, lease-buy and net present value analysis, and how to develop strategies based on long- and short-term market forecasts.

  • Competitive Price Analysis — An Interactive CD-ROM.
    Available from ISM by calling: 800/888-6276, Ext. 401.
    http://www.ism.ws
    Follow established guidelines for selecting a cost analysis method, identifying pricing factors, perform common price analysis calculations and define the goals of your procurement process with actual case study scenarios.

  • Supplier Cost Analysis — An Interactive CD-ROM.
    Available from ISM by calling: 800/888-6276, Ext. 401.
    http://www.ism.ws
    Improve your organization's bottomline through diverse forms of cost analysis and effective supplier cost disclosure. This is a performance-driven learning program with multimedia instruction and exercises with a customized role-playing feature.

  • Target Costing — An Interactive CD-ROM.
    Available from ISM by calling: 800/888-6276, Ext. 401.
    http://www.ism.ws
    Develop skills to define and implement target costing for new product development, for existing products and services, or apply the principles to new ones.

  • Integrated Cost Reduction. Ron Nussle and Jim Morgan. Reed Business Press, 2004.
    Available from ISM by calling: 800/888-6276, Ext. 401.
    http://www.ism.ws
    This book provides a blueprint to permanent cost savings and true value add-ons.

  • Lean Supply Chain Management: A Handbook for Strategic Procurement. Jeffrey P. Wincel. Productivity Press, 2003.
    Available from ISM by calling: 800/888-6276, Ext. 401.
    http://www.ism.ws
    Lean Supply Chain Management provides a powerful and profitable method for strategic procurement.



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