More holistic than zero-based budgeting (ZBB), ZBx is a new way to identify cost savings and reinvest for growth, profitability, sustainability and trust.
ZBx focuses on agility over austerity, visibility over guesswork, and the future over the past to fuel growth and competitiveness.
ZBx takes a zero-based approach across the business by focusing on four essential areas for becoming—and staying—agile in a tough competitive environment.
A forensic look at discretionary non-labor overhead costs that frees up cash to improve growth, capability investments and EBITDA while driving cultural change.
Clean sheet organizational design that shifts talent and resources to distinctive capabilities that create new business value and drive profitable growth.
An approach to improve marketing, sales, customer service and pricing to lower customer acquisition costs while optimizing customer spending.
Supply chain optimization that drives COGS reduction by identifying “should costs” and enabling continuous renewal that constantly resets the cost baseline.
ZERO-BASED FRONT OFFICE (ZBFO)
Achieving profitable growth has always been a challenge—and it is becoming more difficult in today’s digital economy.
The front office has more responsibility for growth, profitability and trust than any other part of the company. Yet, it is the most unprepared for this mission.
ZERO-BASED ORGANIZATION (ZBO)
ZERO-BASED SUPPLY CHAIN (ZBSC)
ZBSC can drive 5 to 10 percent rapid COGS savings and a COGS to revenue ratio of up to 600 to 800 basis points over time.
Supply chain executives are doing cost optimization, but traditional methods do not sustain lower supply chain costs.
ZERO-BASED MINDSET (ZBX)
Banks today are facing many strategic challenges, such as the effects of massive systems and process complexity and even the war for talent, with Millennials showing a serious lack of interest in joining the profession. The next evolution of banking, what Accenture calls the “digitally native bank,” is happening.