Costs 'cannot be cut more'

Wells, Liz
July 2004
Motor Transport;7/1/2004, p3
Trade Publication
Presents the result of a survey on cost-reduction of the contracting sector conducted by consultancy AT Kearney in Great Britain in 2004. Reasons for reducing cost; Factors that contribute to cost-reduction; Implications of the result of the survey for the supply chain and logistics firms.


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