Cost Management

During times of economic uncertainties, companies typically have two fundamental choices; "hunker down" in a mode of survival or strengthen their strategic position. Experience shows that companies that outperformed their industries on the basis of return on invested capital ("ROIC") adopted strategies to improve their position in the marketplace during challenging times. They adopted an "and" strategy not an "either/or" direction. They built sustainable value for their company and stakeholders, in part through implementing rapid cost reductions where their costs were not competitive. MainStream developed the "Rapid Cost Reduction" (RCR) program to give organizations a pragmatic process to quickly shed non-value added costs and thus allow for long-term operational excellence.

The MainStream RCR process begins with a diagnostically thorough assessment that quantifies opportunities and identifies risks. Immediately thereafter, the rapid cash creation phase begins by focusing on high-value targets first, working with the supply chain, rationalizing collateral spending and streamlining redundant or non-value added activities. The second phase focuses on shaping sustainable processes, developing operating advantages and implementing new metrics.

Our teams background in operational improvement with deep industry knowledge and experience know where to look for improvements. We hit the ground running and our hands on approach drives short term results and long term value for company owners.