ISBN-10:
0071639136
ISBN-13:
9780071639132
Pub. Date:
11/20/2009
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Waging War on Complexity Costs: Reshape Your Cost Structure, Free Up Cash Flows and Boost Productivity by Attacking Process, Product and Organizational Complexity / Edition 1

Waging War on Complexity Costs: Reshape Your Cost Structure, Free Up Cash Flows and Boost Productivity by Attacking Process, Product and Organizational Complexity / Edition 1

by Andrei Perumal, Stephen A. Wilson

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ISBN-13: 9780071639132
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 11/20/2009
Pages: 342
Sales rank: 725,463
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Stephen A. Wilson is managing director of management consultancy Wilson Perumal &
Company, Inc. He is coauthor of Conquering
Complexity in Your Business
. He has an MBA
from the Wharton School.
Andrei Perumal is managing director of Wilson
Perumal & Company, Inc., and a former officer in the U.S. Navy’s Nuclear Power Program.
He previously worked at Bain & Company and has an engineering degree from MIT.

Table of Contents

Part One: The Imperative for Action
1. The Imperative for War on Complexity Costs
2.Five Key Lessons from the Complexity Campaign
3. The Rise and Rise of Process and Organizational Complexity
4. Quantifying the Cost of Complexity
5. What Winning Looks Like: Cash Flows, Profits, and Performance
Part Two: Waging a War on Complexity Costs
6. Targeting Process Complexity
7. Targeting Product Complexity
8. Targeting Organizational Complexity
9. Taking Ground: Decomposing the Problem and Getting Started
Part Three: Keeping the Bad Costs Out
10. Understanding the Sources and Drivers of Complexity Cost
11. The Lean Operating Model as a Foundation For Execution
12. Process Ownership and Metrics Alignment

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MatthewEsch More than 1 year ago
Waging War on Complexity Costs offers unique perspective into the causes of complexity and how it drives higher costs in corporations. Unlike many business books whose insights can be boiled down into a small handful of paragraphs, the authors of this book offer a wealth of information regarding how to recognize complexity and reduce costs. They discuss unique pragmatic approaches to reduce costs through SKU rationalization, organizational realignment, process simplification and network consolidation. Throughout the book, they also provide case studies of where companies have achieved substantial savings by following many of the approaches that the authors advocate. This book is definitely a must read for any executive that wants to reposition their company or division for growth as we emerge from the recession.