Summary of Supply Chain Cost Management
The AIM & DRIVE Process for Achieving Extraordinary Results
Create a process for working cooperatively with your suppliers to reduce your costs – and theirs.
Author Jimmy Anklesaria’s “AIM & DRIVE” process is a method for reducing costs by working with your entire supply chain. You will learn how to assemble a cost-cutting initiative, how to bring your suppliers into the process and how to work with them to benefit mutually from cost reductions. Anklesaria’s writing is a bit colloquial, but that means it reads easily, which offsets some of the necessary dryness of the process descriptions. The book has helpful worksheets plus samples of actual work from the author’s clients. Anklesaria has written this manual for people who work regularly with suppliers, so it is not directed toward the general business reader. However, it is no more complex than necessary. getAbstract recommends it to practitioners at all levels who wish to manage costs cooperatively.
In this summary, you will learn
- How to use the eight steps of the “AIM & DRIVE” cost-reduction system
- How companies measure costs
- How to use a “risk-return” grid to select your initiatives
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