Cost Management, Procurement & Tendering

Understand how to reduce and manage business costs. Use procurement and tendering to achieve low ongoing costs.

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A course which provides a structure for management of costs in a business or organisation. It includes the tools and techniques needed for setting up a basic procurement approach and a process to run tenders to achieve low ongoing costs.

Based on the proven Cost Reduction Method, this step by step guide will ensure that effective cost management becomes a day-to-day activity.

The course starts with an introduction to cost reduction and provides a methodology to reduce costs in a business or organisation. This will help you quickly get started and deliver some benefits to your business.

The wider subject of cost management is then covered including the 'softer' side such as leadership and culture. You will learn how company policy and processes can inadvertently lead to higher costs. This holistic approach to managing costs has been proven to deliver lower costs in businesses and organisations.

The course then covers procurement, explaining what benefits a basic approach can bring and highlighting the skills needed.

Finally, you will learn an easy to understand process for running a tender. This will enable you to deliver lower costs in your business by leveraging a competitive approach.

The course is designed to be easy to understand and delivers a lot of learning in a short compact format. It seeks to make best use of your time so that you can get on and deliver the benefits to your business.

After this course, you will be able to deliver ongoing low costs in your business or organisation. The tools, techniques and resources can be used time and time again throughout your career. The templates are all consultancy quality and are worth the cost of the course on their own!

Tim Lawson is a hugely experienced consultant and international speaker. He has been delivering and teaching Cost Reduction and Cost Management to businesses and organisations for over 20 years.

Tim has a knowledgeable and practical teaching style which is based on many years of actual delivery of projects in businesses across various industries.

Summary of Contents

  • What is 'cost reduction'?
  • Using the Cost Reduction Method
  • Why are costs so high?
  • Cost reduction strategies
  • Cost management overview
  • The impact of leadership and culture
  • Management of costs through policy and process
  • Procurement
  • Tendering

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Your Instructor


Tim Lawson
Tim Lawson

Hi! I'm Tim Lawson. Thanks for being here, and for taking this important step in learning new skills via The Method Academy as part of your personal development or CPD.

I am an experienced management consultant, trainer and author. My specialisms include Cost Reduction, Project Management, Business Continuity, Change Management and Systems Implementation.

I have over 30 years of proven commercial experience in a variety of roles including Consultancy, Software, Construction, Retail, Media & Publishing and Logistics.

I am the creator of the methodology, ‘Cost Reduction Method’, which is a step by step process for effectively reducing and managing costs in a business. Over many years the tools in the Method have helped organisations significantly reduce their costs.

My most recent work is the 'Business Continuity Method', a methodology for planning and recovering from business continuity events. Much of this is based on learning from the COVID-19 pandemic.


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