Your Overheads Efficiency Ratio is Worsening

Are your Overhead Costs (AKA Fixed Costs) high?  Reduce these costs and improve business profitability. Overhead costs include rent, permanent labour and other costs that do not fluctuate with your day-to-day production levels. They have a direct impact on your Operating Profit.

Determine Causes and Solutions

There is a tendency for Operating Costs to increase overtime. Is your business getting more sluggish? Is your business accumulating more “barnacles” that slow it down?  You can measure and monitor your Overhead Cost efficiency over time and optimise your overheads and improve your profitability whenever the trend is going the wrong way.

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Improve Business Profitability by Managing Overhead Costs

Monitor Key Statistics

ScoreBoard is a 12Faces tool that extracts the hidden information in your Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet reports. Monitor this information on a monthly or quarterly basis. Then highlight and fix problems before they have gone too far.

Optimise Your Overhead Costs

Reduce your Overhead Costs and improve your Overheads Efficiency Ratio. Look at current procedures for any accumulated wasteful habits. Turn these around and then grow your business.

Improve Business Profitability: Labour Efficiency 

There is a tendency for Labour costs to increase faster than an increase in Revenue. As Labour is an expense, this has a direct impact on your Profits. Learn about measuring labour efficiency here.

All About Overhead Costs

Not sure where to start? Look at this collection of articles on Cost Reduction. Covers locations to abandon; supplier relationships; fixed costs; staff costs; products to discard; overhead margin analysis; labour efficiency ratio and more.

Typical Overheads and Remedies

Learn how to manage staff and others. And at the same time improve your leadership skills. Go to the group of articles: Staff Management: Plus Yourself and Others.

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Course: C2.0 Optimise100

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Tools: TrendBoard

Find the extra information hidden in your Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet reports. Properly interpreted, these reports will unleash valuable information about the sustainability of your business. Following are examples of what you will find: could my business fail over the next 12 months; what is ruining my cash flow; how much will I get if I sell my business right now. Click here to see an example of a TrendBoard screenshot.

Tools: ChangeBoard

ChangeBoard is a Sensitivity Analysis tool. Are you thinking of increasing prices? Then undertake this with some surety, instead of flying blind. For example, a survey of 1,000 firms in Europe showed that an average of 11% increase in Profit was achieved by a 1% increase in Price. Additionally, ChangeBoard can predict changes in staffing; Profit; Cash Flow and Working Capital. Click here to find out more about Sensitivity Analysis and ChangeBoard.

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Ways to Reduce Overhead Costs

Overhead Costs or Fixed Costs like rent, permanent labour and other costs that do not fluctuate with your day-to-day production levels directly impact on your Operating Profit

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