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LOWER COSTS in order to increment the company's EBITDA

Cosman analises and improves over 30 different costs to create value increasing the EBITDA. Since 20 years Cosman services grant success in over 88% of the analysed cases in the different market sectors. The goal is to achieve double digit improvements simplifying the organization and increasing the internal staff competences. Cosman is leader in services for cost reduction thanks to its methodology that combines the cost management with a particular care for the improvement of the service quality.

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COST DIGITALIZATION: simplify, innovate and improve the cost structure

Cosman structures cost digitalization projects with cost experts and innovative technologies. The service creates the cost database in a complete way taking care of the maintenance and the continuous updates. The service is characterized by the availability of advanced tools like the digital platform SHAPER®, Cosman IT experts and the competence centre specialists. The cost digitalization is the premise for simplifying and making more efficient the organization. Cosman promotes a guided use, by cost experts, of the integrated platform for Digital Cost Management SHAPER® , a proprietary tool that allows an innovative and continuos management of costs instead of a traditional approach made of spot and non-continuous activities, often stimolated by external events or exceptions.

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HUMAN RESOURCE COSTS: Inail, Inps and Payroll

The fees on the remuneration are an important cathegory of costs that contributes defining the labour cost which could be object of optimization and rationalization, starting from INAIL insurances and INPS contributions.

Regarding INAIL, it's very common finding saving verifying the correct risk classification, the injury history and potential discounts for prevention measures taken by the company. Regarding INPS, the potential saving come from the analysis of the correct employment status, of the paid amounts and of the payslip software both in insourcing and in outsourcing.

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SUSTAINABILITY: how to realize a sustainable cost structure

Cosman supports organizations achieving their objectives of sustainabilityTechnological innovationwaste reduction and resource optimization ad key elements for improving the company Footprint. Mastering these aspects transforms the sustainability goal from a cost into a saving opportunity. The analysis of the suppliers and the collaboration with the certification authorities complete the service allowing the customer to be part of a virtuous circle, improving synergies with its customers, suppliers, partners and investors. 

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ENERGY: opportunities from the market, the consumption profile and technology

A detailed knowledge of own cosumption profile associated with a deep knowledge of the energy market, are the necessary basis to be able to move with efficiency into the purchase dynimics of this raw material, taking advantage of the best conditions and the competitiveness of the suppliers. At the same time, being able to simulate the convenience of the different suppliers proposals and being able to verify the correctness of the consumption of the bills, also accordingly to the law components, is important to plan the impact of this cost on the business.

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TELECOMMUNICATION: exploit the technological innovation

What is offered to the Consumer market doesn't apply in the world of services adressed to the Corporate segment: here, where few operators are actually capable of giving complete solutions to support your business, the offers compete on qualitypersonalization and differentiation of the proposed services.

Cosman, with the digital platform Shaper, allows the customer to exploit the benefits of the technological innovation. The customer is in the position to have competiveness on the purchasing conditions, to dimension the offers on the real need and to monitor the correct usage of the purchased service.

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CAR FLEET: improving the perceived quality while reducing costs

The Cosman service analyzes and improves the different components which contributes to the cost of the car fleet. Particular attention is given to the customization of the company policies on the actual needs of the client. Thanks to the Shaper platform, the activity takes into account and handles all the expenses connected to the enterprise vehicles (both for work and personal usage): from the contractual aspects and the economical conditions for buying/renting/leasing to the management of the insurance profiles and other related costs, like fuel, tolls, etc...

A correct management of these aspects can generate improvements for the organization, important savings in the management and increased statisfaction of the staff.

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TRANSPORTS AND LOGISTICS: how to improve a strategic cost

Transport and logistics represent a very important cost both for volumes and pervasiveness in the company structure. The aim of Cosman projects is to forecast correctly the internal demand and to direct accordingly the different resources that make up this area.

Thanks to the transport module of the digital platform Shaper, the customer will be able to:

  • Monitor the costs over time
  • Monitor specific indicators of the cost (KPI)
  • Verify the need
  • Simulate the cost of trasports with different scenery

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MATERIALS: improve with technology and Cosman services

Technology and Cosman services allow the customers to implement quickly and without invasiveness the best practices for the management of the different materials necessay to the organization to work. In particular, the most innovative technologies are a support for the definition of the adeguate need, of the correctness of the consumption and the competitiveness of the purchase conditions. The most advanced algorithms are available to the client to improve the forecast of the demand, to orient correctly the internal behaviors and the decisions of the staff.

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PURCHASING GROUP: take advantage of the opportunities for free

Cosman specialists optimize in a continuously price lists and offers of the supplyers for its customers. With the digital platform Shaper is possibile to have exclusive conditions generated from the aggregation of the purchasing power of the many Cosman customers.

The customer can join Cosman services by using the e-catalog functionalities of the Shaper platform simplifying in a sensible manner the organization by using algorithms for optimization called Multi Criteria Decision Making. This enables the client to drive the cost structure towards different models of sustainability weighted on the company goals.

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PROCESS: Mapping, Measurement and Redesign

The type of work promoted by COSMAN often has to do with the internal structure of the company, tied to activities that regard the organization as a whole. There are interesting opportunities for rationalization in rethinking the organization and the functioning of these internal processes through mapping and optimization methods and tools (BPA/BPR, Lean Six-Sigma, DMAIC/DMADV, etc.). Technological innovation and experimental organizational modes allow us to reach savings levels that would otherwise be impossible. The COSMAN expertise allows us to transfer best practices from one sector to the next, with an innovative interpretation of the context.

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TRAINING: improve the competences of the internal resources

Carrying our Cost Management activities means bringing together skills in programming and cost control, with the ability to challenge individual cost owners. They are professional figures with technical background and specializations that are asymmetric to the controllership, so much so that they have to follow information that comes from technical management. COSMAN offers training for in-house resources, with the objective to prepare some resources for the role of Cost Manager. This allows for a continual cost optimization activity, offering the company all the competitive advantages that derive from steering the productive factors towards the maximising value.

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DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY: Independent and Multi-Source E-Catalog

Digital catalogues are very effective to manage commodity purchases, so as to simplify procedures, optimize prices, minimize warehouse inventory and stockpile, standardize supplies, give responsibility to the supplier. This tool is often provided by the suppliers themselves: in this case, however, the user tends to buy more rather than to contain expenses. COSMAN on the other hand offers an RMS e-catalogue, independent and multi-source (it can interface with any company's ERP), in which the client can give access to multiple suppliers, have full control over the proposed offers, define several levels of purchase authorization, manage favourites and standard shopping carts for repeat orders, keeping a final balance by accountable centre and complete access to orders, deliveries and invoices.

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ORGANIZATION: Sizing and Infrastructure

Working on the sizing of the organisation means aiming to improve their efficiency, relating the size of the organizational structure with their processes, roles, competences and strategy. The proper sizing can also affect the infrastructure of the company, such as their logistics network, where the optimization of the characteristic processes with BPR tools and Lean techniques can lead to significant savings. Furthermore, analysing the business needs and their evolution can put on the table a discussion on the location choices, establishing the proper space needs and thus the most suitable real estate solution, through Real Estate Sourcing optimization.

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ORGANIZATION: Temporary Management for the Single Business Unit

The analysts within each competence centre have been chosen by COSMAN because they come from the corporate world. They have thus accrued considerable experience within the field and they have often taken on managerial roles in business units pertaining to their specialization.

This allows COSMAN to provide temporary management services for a single business unit, paying special attention to the optimization of specific costs, in the following units: Purchasing, Maintenance, Energy, Logistics and Transport, Personnel Administration, Real Estate Management, etc.

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IMPROVE THE DEMAND FORECAST: smart Demand Planning and Supply Chain

In order to increase productivity and win the challenges in the international markets it's necessary to be provided with digital tools that allow the organizations to be more and more competivive. Cosman promotes an innovative approach to the Demand Planning guided by sales thanks to the adoption of new technologies finalized in making more and more efficient the Supply Chain.

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SERVICES FOR THE NEW MANAGEMENT: knowing promptly and objectively the cost structure

Cosman has developed an innovative specialized service to support the top manager during the start of the new position. Thanks to Shaper digital tools, Cosman consultants produce an audit of the organization costs giving a quick and external feedback independent from the internal dynamics. In a short time, the new manager is in the condition to give his/her support bringing results from the start.

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PRE AND POST M&A: how to increase the value

The service consists in a "management due diligence" on costs to find potential efficiency areas that the enterprise would be able to add to the integration process. After the merge, Cosman supports the management during the implementation of the necessary actions to achieve the forcasted efficiencies. Some of the advantages are:

  • Increase the value of the operation with a strong economic recovery;
  • Resurces to support the organization during stress phases granting a fast recovery of the improvements;
  • A new method to the new organization contributing to simplify with more advantages in terms of operative flexibility and quickness.

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BENCHMARKING: compare your cost structure

Even something as simple as the purchasing contract terms and conditions can be the focus of COSMAN's services. To select a valid alternative to your current suppliers COSMAN perform an accurate benchmark analysis taking into consideration the contracting structure and the terms and conditions offered by the available suppliers on the market, thus highlighting margins of potential negotiation. To select a new supplier, COSMAN offer their support throughout the whole purchasing process, from setting up the tender to managing the contract, including the definition of specific SLAs and KPIs. To complete the range of our services, we research alternative suppliers with "last call" logic, so as to contribute to improving the client's purchasing conditions.

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