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Reshaping the Corporate Center

Reshaping the Corporate Center

How to turn your corporate headquarters from a cost factor into true value generation

Despite their success in improving operational efficiency, many corporates struggle when it comes to optimizing support and back-office functions. Simply cutting cost and setting crude targets for these functions results in little more than frustration for everyone involved. Arthur D. Little uses a different approach; one that looks not just at the cost of each function but also at the value of the services it delivers. Our approach offers a far more precise assessment of what needs to be kept, what needs to be done differently and what needs to be discontinued. The result? Corporate headquarters many companies have never dared to imagine: business-focused, flexible, lean where possible, strong where necessary - a true support for the business.

Released: February 2009

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