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Profit Building : Cutting Costs Without Cutting People.

Author: Perry J Ludy
Publisher: San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 0 edView all editions and formats
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Over 100 innovative cost-reducing ideas are featured in this guide that also serves as an outline for Profit Building Process (PBP), and includes specific techniques for improving profitability.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ludy, Perry J.
Profit Building : Cutting Costs Without Cutting People.
San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, ©2000
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Perry J Ludy
ISBN: 9781605094632 1605094633
OCLC Number: 759101628
Description: 1 online resource (177 pages)
Contents: Preface; 1 What Managers Need to Know About Cutting Costs and Improving Profits; The Profit Improvement Paradox; Profit Improvement Paradox Test; Development of the Profit Building Process; 2 Improving Profits: Better Ways Than Layoffs; The Downsizing Dilemma; Perpetuating the Profit Improvement Paradox; Summary; 3 The Profit Building Process; Just What Is PBP?; Summary; 4 Choosing and Managing the Profit Building Team; Picking Your Team; PBT in Action; Tips for Choosing and Managing Your Team; Summary; 5 Preparing Your Team and the Organization. The Organizational Complexity PredictorPBT Preparation; Managing Change; Basic Innovation and Adoption; Summary; 6 Generating Creative Solutions by Asking All the Questions; From Questions to More Questions ... To Solutions; Questions Brainstorming in Action; Start Asking Questions; Questions Brainstorming Jump-Start List; Answering the Questions; Facilitating Questions Brainstorming; Summary; 7 Taking Action and Documenting Results; The Components; Ranking the Questions; Developing a Performance Improvement Plan; Why Document It?; Managing the Process; Summary. 8 Reviewing Progress and Following-UpMy Learning Experience; A Thorough Inspection; Timely Follow-up; Igniting the Process; Asking the Next PBP Question; The Manager's Role in Implementing the Innovation; Summary; 9 Fifty Action Steps for Immediate Profit Improvement; How to Use the List; Ideas to Reduce Costs and Build Profits; Revenue; Other Personnel Costs; Summary; 10 Sixty Further Steps to Cut Costs in All Areas of Your Business; Communications; Utilities; Professional Fees; Marketing; Public Relations; Insurance; Travel and Entertainment; Equipment Rental and Maintenance. Facilities CostVehicles; Other Supplies and Services; Other Expenses; 11 How and Where to Get Started; Appendix: Profit Building Process Forms; Footnotes; Bibliography; Author Biography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; H; I; L; M; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W.
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Over 100 innovative cost-reducing ideas are featured in this guide that also serves as an outline for Profit Building Process (PBP), and includes specific techniques for improving profitability.

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