Cost Leadership and economic uncertainty

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What is Cost Leadership? In his 1985 book, “Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance”, Michael Porter identifies three generic business strategies. These approaches can be applied to products or services across all industries, and in companies of varying sizes. One of these, “Cost Leadership”, is a strategy based on being the lowest cost producer in an industry, for a …

4C acquires logistics operations firm Key3 Partners New

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London, UK, 16 January, 2012 – Key3, the consulting firm specialising in logistics operations and logistics systems improvement, has been acquired by 4C Associates, the consulting and outsource firm specialising in cost and procurement transformation. Key3 have delivered many millions of pounds of savings to blue chip organisations and bring first class expertise in delivering change in logistics operations, through a rare …

4C Associates HobNobs with United Biscuits in Procurement Expansion

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Procurement company increases management spend contract to over £170m per annum across UK and Northern Europe   London, UK– 1 December 2009: 4C Associates, a CIPS prize-winning procurement solutions company, today announces the expansion of its procurement services contract with United Biscuits, expanding its total spend management for the company to over £170m per annum. This represents a significant increase …