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Zero-based Budgeting and Redesign (ZBB)

Companies typically cut costs by combing line by line through the budget or via organizational restructuring—yet the greatest success often comes from doing both. Used together, Bain Zero-based Budgeting (ZBB) and Bain Zero-based Redesign (ZBR) scrutinize every dollar and radically revamp your operating model to transform your company and deliver significant, long-lasting cost savings.

Why Bain

Why Bain

  • We tightly link the zero-based budgeting capability to your strategy, ensuring that every dollar works toward your strategic priorities.
  • We create bespoke solutions that work for each client.
  • We go beyond the nuts and bolts to build new organizational capabilities, focusing on people, culture and behaviors to drive engagement and unlock organizational energy.

What to Expect

What to Expect

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