Performance Improvement Publications

  • ZBB (Zero-Based Budgeting) - Bain Seoul

    January 11, 2017 | Performance Improvement | Maekyung Economy

    ZBB is a tool to rebuild your cost structure from zero base, hence the name zero-based budgeting. The biggest driver of ZBB is productivity analysis. As you build your productivity baseline and enhancement plan, you can build your cost structure around it. There are three ways to categorize your

  • Big, Bold Bank Cost Transformation

    December 20, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Senior teams can achieve major cost reform by demonstrating to everyone in the organization why it's beneficial to embrace simplicity and keep bad costs from creeping back.

  • Procurement Savings That Stick

    December 19, 2016 | Bain infographic

    External purchasing is the largest single expense at most companies. Businesses that think differently about procurement can reap big rewards.

  • How Zero-Based Budgeting Can Inspire Employees

    December 16, 2016 |

    A recent global Bain & Company survey found that more companies facing pressure to cut costs are deploying this proven tool. In the Asia-Pacific region, for example, fully 80% of executives interviewed for a 2015 Bain report said they expected to implement zero-based budgeting programs.

  • Simon Henderson: Accelerated Transformation

    December 05, 2016 | Bain video

    When done right, an accelerated transformation can spur cost reduction and improve the organization's culture.

  • Lodewijk de Graauw: Accelerated Transformation

    December 05, 2016 | Bain video

    Most cost-cutting programs rely on a blunt approach that can limit chances of recovery and growth.

  • Are Global Insurers Too Big to Succeed?

    November 30, 2016 | Bain Brief

    Large insurers are able to reduce costs and accelerate growth if they address the heart of the problem: their complexity.

  • David Schannon: Unearthing the Hidden Treasure of Procurement

    November 02, 2016 | Bain video

    Leading companies think differently about procurement by using three methods to capture full potential savings.

  • Betting on Zero-Based Budgeting's Trifecta

    October 17, 2016 | Bain Brief

    The popular budget initiative can improve cost performance, but truly effective zero-based budgeting also energizes employees and spurs growth.

  • Beyond Zero-Based Budgeting

    October 16, 2016 | Bain infographic

    More companies plan to use zero-based budgeting, but those who do are often dissatisfied. Here are common ZBB mistakes and how to avoid them.