Cost cutting: General & Administrative Expenses - hr polices

Ruchi Dhawan Started The Discussion:

Please suggest ways for cost cutting in organisation by all employees/officials.

sparky -  Member Since: May 2007
Do a search for Ohno’s 7 wastes, communicate them to the employees then carry our regular waste walks

shwe11 -  Member Since: Jun 2008
Hi, Plz refer to the link....Hope that your query solved........ (Is HR cost effective) at Regards Shweta

pankkaj -  Member Since: Jan 2008
Cost depends upon Material, Energy & Time consumed.

Any waste reduction of Material, Energy & Time carried out by the people, will help to reduce down the cost.

Make people aware about these costs and they in return will help you for the cost reduction.

K.Ravi -  Member Since: Jul 2007
is about commons sense,

dont print unless necessary coz it affects trees, n environment,

dont make unnecessary use of AC, it deplets ozone layer and so on save water, energy, everyone should know about this for better future of our country

K.Ravi -  Member Since: Jul 2007
and ur point ,, doing all above will not only save COST, it will save MOTHER NATURE and OUR PLANET EARTH, so pls SAVE WATER , ENERGY and DONT WASTE PAPER, ENERGY,,

my humble request..


manasvi -  Member Since: Mar 2008
Hi Ruchi:
Firstly, we have to understand the reason behind for cost cutting. Is this due to slump in the economy? or is it the general exercise to review the policy for bringing the required changes while keeping in mind reducing the overall cost?
If first is the answer then let me suggset you-have a look of the budget related to admin, facility, HR & finance. Review it one by one which is more costlier and why? Once you are done with matrix- you may get your reply.

mal -  Member Since: Sep 2008
If you are working in a factory; you can go with :

Lean Manufacturing
Just in Time
Working 24x7 days
Multi Machine Operations
Reduction in Over time
Multi skilling
5S Practices (if you do this alone, assure you lot of saving)
Inventory Management
7 Muda's of Waste

ak malhotra

rao.umamaheswar -  Member Since: Apr 2008
As per my side pls turn off the pc's lights and Ac's when they are not in use don't put in stand by mode that also consumes some energy if every one think positively then we can save lots of energy.

Thank u

srichak2000 -  Member Since: Jan 2008
Some of the best cost cutting practices would be :

01. Minimize the telephone expenses : Go with Telephone facility on a sharing mode like 1:3/4.
02. Remind the employees of switching off the systems/monitors , electrical points during a coffee break/lunch break / at the time of leaving the office..
03. Encourage to use official email source for all the official communications (whereevr it could be accomodated); this would cut down the paper consumption.
04. Propose for a vehicle pool instead of engaging a vehicle for 1 -2 persons.
05. The employees shouldn't waste the food.,


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