Cost Driver Toolkit

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Lead Cost Driver: partner to ensure the accuracy and effectiveness of warehouse Management Training, testing other supporting systems.

More Uses of the Cost Driver Toolkit:

  • Identify Cost Drivers, performing program/project financial review and reporting results for weekly, monthly and quarterly management updates.

  • Ensure you invent; understand and monitor key spending trends, Cost Drivers, market factors, geographic considerations and strategic importance of critical materials in order to implement appropriate sourcing strategies/.

  • Provide financial Decision Support (budgeting/forecasting, variance analysis and underlying Cost Drivers) to ensure optimal achievement of expense targets.

  • Confirm your design ensures the logical and systematic conversation of customer or product requirements into total systems solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule, and cost constraints.

  • Confirm your business performs a wide range and variety of complex IT issues, evaluating and recommending new or enhanced approaches, analyzing and recommending resolution of complex issues, and analyzes and provides Cost Benefit Analysis to decision makers.

  • Ensure you mentor; and a it advises, implements, and delivers transformative solutions to clients to optimize the IT activities due to a pending/completed transaction, restructuring and strategic cost transformation event.

  • Seek out materials Cost Savings by investigating improvement opportunities with current suppliers, investigating alternate suppliers, and leveraging purchasing strengths.

  • Evaluate, redesign and implement Manufacturing Processes to improve Performance Metrics of Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and Inventory.

  • Govern Cost Driver: work directly with sales department to determine most cost effective distribution solution for finished goods transportation to customers.

  • Develop, implement, monitor, maintain and enforce security Policies and Procedures across your organization to ensure security of organization data, cost effective approaches to security provisioning, and compliance with applicable regulations.

  • Guide Cost Driver: work closely with decision makers in other departments to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost effective IT Operations solutions for all aspects of your organization.

  • Ensure your organization participates as a member of Project Team of other software systems engineers and internal and outsourced development partners to develop reliable, cost effective and high quality solutions for assigned systems portion or subsystem.

  • Ensure you consult; lead Process Engineering the lead Process Engineering team focus on lead process efficiency, Cost Savings, quality, and improving Customer Satisfaction using a combination of proven Six Sigma methodologies and business lead Process Management tools.

  • Be accountable for creating an integrated programming framework that can lead to improved design on a device scale satisfying reduced operating and Capital Cost criteria.

  • Drive lean initiatives to improve Product Quality, throughput, lower cost and improve uptime.

  • Streamline and standardize all releases to ensure optimum cost and efficiency, development productivity and system security.

  • Manage work with engineering and operations team to identify, recommend and source equipment that increases efficiency and leads to Cost Savings for the customer.

  • Collaborate and develop relationships with spend owners to understand Business Requirements, strategies, and objectives to find and select best fit vendors and most cost effective and value add solutions.

  • Ensure your operation develops detailed Cost Estimates for implementing maintenance and Capital Expenditure projects.

  • Originate and implement Cost Reduction efforts that innovate Product Design and Production Processes.

  • Organize Cost Driver: monitor performance and ensure that projects are executed in line with the overall strategic plan and are on time and on budget.

  • Help create and maintain an engaged workforce through positive working relationships with Team Members and Effective Communication.

  • Become skilled at minimizing risk through the use of an Integrated Master Schedule, Responsibility Assignment Matrix, and Cost Control Account Schedules.

  • Help businesses implement technology solutions in a cost effective way by determining the requirements of a project or program.

  • Establish and maintain a technology enterprise roadmap with a focus on reducing overall complexity, increasing agility and adhering to cost effective Resource Management.

  • Develop, report and present key metrics on the initiatives.

  • Be certain that your organization identifies key issues and risks, recommends options which are supported by a clear fact set and analysis, builds Business Cases to support revenue and/or cost synergies programs, cost to achieve/budget, etc.

  • Drive improved Product Quality by identifying manufacturing issues, developing advanced manufacturing cost effective solutions, and overseeing successful implementation into production.

  • Arrange that your group identifies and develops new suppliers and improves value added level of existing suppliers in support of savings initiatives.

  • Guide Cost Driver: design work varies from new Product Development to product enhancements and Cost Reduction activities.

  • Arrange that your team complies; as your mobile user base grows, looking at ways to scale your Engineering teams to continue delivering new and innovative products while still moving fast.


Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Cost Driver Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step Work Plans and maturity diagnostics for any Cost Driver related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Cost Driver specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Cost Driver Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a Data Driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...

STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 999 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of Process Design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Cost Driver improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. Are your responses positive or negative?

  2. Are you assessing Cost Driver and risk?

  3. How do you quantify and qualify impacts?

  4. Who has control over resources?

  5. What are the key enablers to make this Cost Driver move?

  6. How is the way you as the leader think and process information affecting your organizational culture?

  7. What are the processes for audit reporting and management?

  8. What goals did you miss?

  9. Who owns what data?

  10. Think about some of the processes you undertake within your organization, which do you own?

Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Cost Driver book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Cost Driver self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Cost Driver Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Cost Driver areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Cost Driver Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline Data Protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:


STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Cost Driver projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Cost Driver Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Cost Driver project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Cost Management Plan: Eac -estimate at completion, what is the total job expected to cost?

  2. Activity Cost Estimates: In which phase of the Acquisition Process cycle does source qualifications reside?

  3. Project Scope Statement: Will all Cost Driver project issues be unconditionally tracked through the Issue Resolution process?

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the Cost Driver Project Team have enough people to execute the Cost Driver Project Plan?

  5. Source Selection Criteria: What are the guidelines regarding award without considerations?

  6. Scope Management Plan: Are Corrective Actions taken when actual results are substantially different from detailed Cost Driver Project Plan (variances)?

  7. Initiating Process Group: During which stage of Risk planning are risks prioritized based on probability and impact?

  8. Cost Management Plan: Is your organization certified as a supplier, wholesaler, regular dealer, or manufacturer of corresponding products/supplies?

  9. Procurement Audit: Was a formal review of tenders received undertaken?

  10. Activity Cost Estimates: What procedures are put in place regarding bidding and cost comparisons, if any?

Step-by-step and complete Cost Driver Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

2.0 Planning Process Group:

3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log

4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Cost Driver project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance

5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Cost Driver project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Cost Driver project with this in-depth Cost Driver Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Cost Driver projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based Best Practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Cost Driver and put Process Design strategies into practice according to Best Practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Cost Driver investments work better.

This Cost Driver All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.


Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.