Slash and Earn

Roth, Richard T.
November 1999
Financial Executive;Nov/Dec99, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p28
Academic Journal
The article reports on cost reduction and operational efficiency in global corporations during the 1990s. These collective changes are largely responsible for the growth and expansion of the U.S. economy and forced U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan to adapt the business models being observed for the domestic economy. In 1988 function costs were an average 2.2% of revenue but this was reduced by finance organizations in 1996 to 1.4% and then 1.15% in 1999. However, the finance cost reduction rate has slowed since 1999. INSET: Lean, Mean Value Machine..


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