• Reuters
  • AMSTERDAM, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Dutch postal group PostNL on Monday reported better-than-expected profit for the final quarter of 2012 and said it would seek 400 million euros ($526 million) of savings this year as part of an ongoing reorganisation. (reuters.com)
  • Thomson Reuters corporate earnings research analyst Greg Harrison said many of the themes that held true in 2012 -- like cost cuts that helped earnings, even as sales stalled -- were likely to carry over into this year. (sify.com)
  • utilization
  • Just as you would be hard-pressed to calculate how much extra money you spend each year at the convenience store, hospital administrators were in the dark when it came to quantifying the cost of inefficient supply control, labor management, and clinical resource utilization. (ibm.com)
  • The hospital then uncovered another $4.1 million in cost savings, by working with a consultancy and applying a proprietary tool to break down resource utilization by diagnosis, physician, revenue center and intensity of service, and using the results to streamline the number and variety of materials used. (ibm.com)
  • Using an industry leading comparative database, the health system was able to benchmark its performance in cost, productivity, and resource utilization against best-in-class facilities of similar size and demographics. (ibm.com)
  • reduction
  • The system needed to find cost savings quickly, but rather than implement a blanket, across-the-board expense reduction, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances turned to data analytics to spotlight the areas where it could improve the most. (ibm.com)
  • With usage-based insurance, this reduction would be immediately reflected in the cost of car insurance for that month. (wikipedia.org)
  • claims
  • These claims are refuted by a substantial body of research that has documented significant savings from privatization/competition. (reason.org)
  • Search
  • Bill Paulk, HealthSmart's Vice President of Clinic Operations was extremely pleased with the results and stated, 'Our programs, clinic staff and dedicated medical team continually search for ways to improve the District employees' health while reducing the cost of their medical benefits. (prweb.com)
  • assets
  • The technology would enable RTA to keep the Dubai metro assets in service longer while driving down the cost of parts and in turn passing this saving back to the customer, the agency reported. (metro-magazine.com)
  • MacDonald said that outsourcing can help drive growth in a number of ways: by improving operating costs, turning fixed costs into variable costs, getting assets off the balance sheet, freeing up cash for investments, accelerating expansion through providers, and helping your business enter new markets. (techtarget.com)
  • benefits
  • When looking at the latest commercial hand dryers, you will probably notice the overall benefits such as being environmentally friendly, money saving and hassle-free maintenance! (exceldryer.com)
  • By leveraging the power of a secure, scalable and reliable network, the City of Raleigh has realized the benefits of connecting, innovating and saving, far beyond dollars saved. (cisco.com)
  • reduce
  • We were able to reduce our previous colocation costs by about two-thirds, and we are benefiting from a state-of-the-art facility. (io.com)
  • Six in 10 cloud computing customers say that they've been able to reduce their IT capital costs, according to a recent survey of 159 end users by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA). (datacenterknowledge.com)
  • HealthSmart's mission is to improve member health, reduce costs and deliver smarter healthcare solutions. (prweb.com)
  • It reiterated a target of $5 billion in savings by 2020 while pursuing efforts to reduce its breakeven point. (reuters.com)
  • time
  • 3 . The system of claim 1 , wherein the specified cost savings goal is for a particular combination of one or more items, suppliers, time frames, units within an organization, or personnel within an organization. (google.com)
  • Janet Robles, the assistant superintendent of finance for PSJA said, "At a time when healthcare costs have continued to rise across the country, HealthSmart's Clinic costs have remained the same, providing an increased return on investment. (prweb.com)
  • Usage-based insurance (UBI) also known as pay as you drive (PAYD) and pay how you drive (PHYD) and mile-based auto insurance is a type of vehicle insurance whereby the costs are dependent upon type of vehicle used, measured against time, distance, behavior and place. (wikipedia.org)
  • During that time, since the IndyCar Series had only one engine manufacturer, Honda focused on minimizing engine failure and minimizing costs instead of defeating rivals. (wikipedia.org)
  • total
  • In a recent Annual Report to the Pharr/San Juan/Alamo (PSJA) Independent School District, HealthSmart reported a total healthcare plan savings of $707,685 for 2010 and a total average annual savings of $464,768 for the past six years. (prweb.com)
  • There was also an average saving of Rs 66 per transaction for 12 states where the survey was conducted(total cost=travel cost per tripXno.of trips+wage loss +proportion paying bribeXaverage bribe amount). (wikipedia.org)
  • In Tamil Nadu, the cost per transaction increased, from 296.55 to 376.63 with a total cost increase of Rs 80.08. (wikipedia.org)
  • years
  • Lowering PUEs by just .25 directly lowers operating costs by $1.0 million over five years. (io.com)
  • After years of repeated and sometimes severe cost cutting in the wake of the financial crisis, by last summer it looked as though Corporate America had trimmed all the fat and was back on the path of profits through operating growth. (sify.com)
  • In the years prior to 2000, problems caused by incompatibility between versions of CATIA (Version 4 and Version 5) led to $6.1B in additional costs due to years of project delays in production of the Airbus A380. (wikipedia.org)
  • million
  • By implementing a visual replenishment system that stocks supplies based on actual need, the hospital realized $2.62 million in annualized savings over the course of the 13 month initiative. (ibm.com)
  • There is also the reduced cost with no crates to be stolen: Pennsylvania dairies alone spent US$6 million replacing milk crates in 2005, mostly from theft. (wikipedia.org)
  • Karnataka made microchip-embedded Smart Cards mandatory in June 2009 costing Rs 200 for the nearly 7.6 million vehicles in the state (June 2009 figures). (wikipedia.org)
  • Operations
  • Underlying the $7.7 billion offer for the maker of Ball Park hot dogs and Hillshire Farm deli meat is a bold bet that Tyson, the largest U.S. meat company by sales, can carve hundreds of millions of dollars in cost savings from Hillshire's operations and sell more of its products to convenience stores and school systems. (wsj.com)
  • example
  • For example, because the temperature of cooled water is higher than the temperature of cooled air, but it delivers the same cooling ability, the costs of the cooled water system are lower. (wikipedia.org)
  • distribution costs
  • The transit agency expects that as customers switch from traditional paper passes to mobile fares, it will be able to save on printing and outlet distribution costs. (metro-magazine.com)
  • By collecting data on inventory visibility, demand flow optimization and management of physician preference items, the hospital found that it had excess inventory on a number of items, was paying too much in distribution costs, and had widespread variation in items and resources requested by different physicians. (ibm.com)
  • system
  • In one embodiment of the present invention, a cost savings analysis system includes one or more software components. (google.com)
  • Telematic usage-based insurance (i.e. the latter two types, in which vehicle information is automatically transmitted to the system) provides a much more immediate feedback loop to the driver, by changing the cost of insurance dynamically with a change of risk. (wikipedia.org)
  • The primary advantage of the chilled beam system is its lower operating cost. (wikipedia.org)
  • By being able to target the delivery of clean outdoor air where it is needed (rather than injecting it into the entire system and heating or cooling it), there is a reduced need to treat large amounts of outdoor air (also saving money). (wikipedia.org)
  • In one case, the Genomic Science Building at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill lowered its HVAC costs by 20 percent with an active chilled beam system. (wikipedia.org)
  • services
  • Opponents of privatization and other methods of increasing competition in government-financed services frequently claim that privatization/competition rarely results in cost savings for government or society at large. (reason.org)
  • Cost is a driver for outsourcing, but it's not the sole reason businesses do it,' said Pat Adamiak, director of strategy and business planning for Hewlett-Packard Co.'s HP Services unit, the third-largest services business on earth. (techtarget.com)
  • free
  • The strategy is meant to stem the unsustainable demand and cost of Wheel-Trans, and free some riders from the constraints of advance booking and restrictions on when they travel. (metro-magazine.com)
  • below
  • Outsourcing vendors ranked near the bottom of the priority pile, right above the barrel-scraping mergers and acquisitions and right below cutting costs. (techtarget.com)
  • The company said its cost of production dropped below $5 per barrel during the past three months, ahead of the target of $5.5 per barrel for the year. (reuters.com)
  • reasons
  • Due to the IndyCar Series chassis and engine development freeze beginning in 2008, IndyCar Series kept the Honda Indy V8 3rd generation model until 2011 season for cost reasons. (wikipedia.org)
  • company
  • If Disney does make some cuts, it would be the latest company to warn that costs still need to come under control. (sify.com)
  • make
  • With one of the lowest data center power usage effectiveness (PUE) in the industry, IO can help deliver data center cost savings or make that build vs. buy decision a no-brainer. (io.com)
  • SPRINGFIELD - This week, State Representative Barbara Wheeler (R- Crystal Lake ) advanced legislation through the Illinois House of Representatives to make it easier and more cost effective for counties to do business. (chicagotribune.com)
  • As part of an organizational transformation initiative, the hospital wanted to fine tune its supply chain to make sure clinicians consistently had easy access to the right items, in the right place and at the lowest possible cost. (ibm.com)
  • plan
  • Cutting costs alone, an oft-cited reason for outsourcing, won't sell the boss on a sourcing plan. (techtarget.com)
  • back
  • Lilly said last week that sales this year would be flat to slightly higher, but said profit growth would exceed Wall Street estimates on the back of cost controls. (sify.com)
  • systems
  • There are effectiveness and cost differences between the two systems. (wikipedia.org)
  • Since they do not require high forced air flows, chilled beam systems also require reduced air distribution duct networks (which also helps to lower cost). (wikipedia.org)