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Optimization of indirect functions

Optimization of indirect functions

Current economic indicators require efficiency in all areas of the company. Competitiveness has been shaped by relocations of production and reduction of direct areas. Expenditure on indirect functions has risen sharply in recent years in relation to direct functions.

Considerable cost potentials are hidden in the indirect functions!

The aim here is to realize efficiency potential and optimize indirect functions. In our experience, the optimization of indirect functions is not only associated with cost potentials, but also improves the overall effectiveness of the organization.

Based on cost and performance analyses and the potential assessments derived from them, we are structuring and realigning support functions. The focus here is in particular on improving the division of labor model between the units responsible for the business and the indirect units or headquarters.

Critical questioning of the following topics results in approaches to cost reduction in the indirect areas:

  • Is there a specific business need or legal requirement for services offered?
  • Is the full scope of services offered needed?
  • Do we have a USP/competitive advantage from the services offered?
  • Do we have the best capabilities to manage our infrastructure?
  • Can we fully leverage our service capabilities and infrastructure?
  • Are we the only customer for this particular service and/or infrastructure?

Realizing unused potential

Results of an optimization are:

  • Increasing efficiency by reducing effort, reducing complexity and optimizing the scope and delivery of services
  • Adapting structures by redesigning and resizing services
  • Consequently efficient and effective structures


We would be pleased to present our TMG modules for optimizing indirect functions to you in a personal meeting.

As partner of well-known family-owned companies and corporations as well as their suppliers, we have been supporting our customers for more than 30 years with various topics along the value-added processes and supply chain, from organizational and strategy development to process and system design to the implementation of excellence concepts.

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding this TMG IMPULSE publication, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Dr.  Rainer  Heger
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