STRATEGIC CONSULTING SPECIALIZING IN COSTS FOR SMEs. SPECIALIST CONSULTING BUSINESS STRATEGY COSTS. CONTRIBUTION OF BOTH APPROACHES TO THE COMPANY. NOW ALSO IN ZARAGOZA
CONSULTANCY COSTS AND BUSINESS STRATEGY. CONTRIBUTION OF BOTH APPROACHES TO THE COMPANY.
Arriaga Associates is a consultancy that has a specialty in business strategy and cost. Its contribution to the firm takes into account the twofold.
Arriaga Associates addresses the issue of costs from the point of view of general management, especially for SMEs.
A general direction you are interested in controlling costs as it produces to control inefficiencies and responsibilities of the people in charge of the process. Many companies are now with the need to compete on price in the market, so the cost issue is very important to them and very attractive. The companies of course costs to establish systems of internal control. It is certainly good for a company to have implemented a system to control production costs, to oversee the relationship between the cost of activities that bring value to set goals and responsibilities.
But I also want to have information to make important decisions, strategic decisions such as:
¬† 1 .- What price can make a product a service?
2 .- What is decided to produce and what it decides to subcontract to another shop?
3 .- What is the cost of a product if there is excess production capacity?
4 .- What products are most profitable to produce if there is any bottleneck in production, transportation, marketing …?
5 .- When a profitable subsidiary is seen as a subsidiary profitability or the profitability of the parent and the subsidiary for sales to the subsidiary?.
6 .- Should the price be based on the cost, competition, the benefit to the customer, and so on.?
7 .- When deserves to sell below cost?
8 .- How can I lower the cost of products without lowering the quality or length of service? What alternatives are there?
As can be seen from the above, the cost issue is not just a matter of technical skills of how to establish a system costs. The cost issue is a matter of business management, is a matter of general direction. It is ultimately a strategic issue of business relevance.
But decisions as to costs is very complicated and very elusive because information systems often do not include costs such issues as fixed and variable costs or, more importantly, the differential costs. Cost systems generally suffer from common sense does not consider marketing issues, issues of sub-activity, the costs that remain when it is left to produce something, and so on.
In Arriaga Associates advise to establish systems that will control costs reasonable management. But above all offer a consultancy that allows general help management in making strategic decisions.
Arriaga Associates also is a consultant specializing in decision-making, both strategic consulting as in Marketing, both in operations and in management training, ie, the coaching manager. So when a company advises cost issue has a global vision care much impact on business results.
Jes√ļs Mar√≠a Ruiz de Arriaga Rem√≠rez
Lawyer and Economist. Associate Director.