• 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)
  • efficiency
  • IO's model of allowing customers to buy only what is needed and improved energy efficiency translates into savings for you. (io.com)
  • The first step has been sufficient to date for improving dynamic efficiency and achieving relative cost-effectiveness. (mendeley.com)
  • As of March 2010 more than 550 ESPC projects worth $3.6 billion were awarded to 25 Federal Agencies and organizations in 49 states and the District of Columbia (D.C.). These projects saved an estimated 30.2 trillion BTU annually, equivalent to the energy consumed by 318,300, and $11 billion in energy costs, $9.6 billion goes to fund energy efficiency projects and $1.4 billion is reduced Federal Government spending. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] DOE energy savings performance contracts help Federal agencies meet energy efficiency, renewable energy, water conservation, and emissions reduction goals by streamlining contract funding for energy management projects. (wikipedia.org)
  • reduction
  • With usage-based insurance, this reduction would be immediately reflected in the cost of car insurance for that month. (wikipedia.org)
  • The United States Department of the Army (DOA) use of ESPCs is focused on the reduction of energy and water consumption, with ancillary benefits of achieving facility improvements, improving the quality of life in the Army, and ultimately reducing the overall energy costs of the Installations. (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)
  • Lack of flexibility/agility was cited by 25% of cloud customers (a tie with inadequate management, and increased operational costs) as the third highest barrier to deployment, but flexibility and agility had been cited as benefits to deployment. (datacenterknowledge.com)
  • years
  • Lowering PUEs by just .25 directly lowers operating costs by $1.0 million over five years. (io.com)
  • More than 100 studies over the course of the last 20 years have demonstrated privatization/competition cost savings in service areas from airport operation to weather forecasting. (reason.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • The savings must be guaranteed and the Federal agencies may enter into a multiyear contract for a period not to exceed 25 years. (wikipedia.org)
  • Additionally, with interest charges over as many as 25 years per contract, the projects are actually costing a lot more than if Congress would just appropriate funding for them rather than financing them over long periods of time. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • This is a straight forward piece of legislation that gives our counties the latitude they need to find cost savings for residents by utilizing natural structures as snow breaks in winter and reduce the cost of snow removal services. (chicagotribune.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)
  • 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)
  • projects
  • It has said it would take advantage of the low cost environment to launch high-return projects. (reuters.com)
  • ESPCs allow Federal agencies to accomplish energy savings projects without up-front capital costs and without special Congressional appropriations. (wikipedia.org)
  • energy savings
  • Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs), also known as Energy Performance Contracts, are an alternative financing mechanism authorized by the United States Congress designed to accelerate investment in cost effective energy conservation measures in existing Federal buildings. (wikipedia.org)
  • Energy Savings Performance Contracts are regulations created by the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) of the United States Department of Energy (DOE) as required by the Energy Policy Act of 1992. (wikipedia.org)
  • United States Department of Energy (DOE) energy savings performance contracts are indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts designed to make ESPCs as practical and cost-effective as possible for Federal agencies. (wikipedia.org)
  • million
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • If Disney does make some cuts, it would be the latest company to warn that costs still need to come under control. (sify.com)
  • help
  • Philips promoted the venture in part because its PRX public switching technology was ageing and it sought a partner to help fund the development costs of digital switching. (wikipedia.org)
  • less
  • Archie's Inc. in Mexico gave the town a quote, which would cost Gilead less than $2,000 per year to recycle. (pressherald.com)
  • company
  • 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)
  • contract
  • Cost savings are nice, but they don't mean much if you've got an IT infrastructure that, by the end of the contract, might look better sitting atop the shag carpet in the Brady household. (techtarget.com)
  • After the contract ends, all additional cost savings accrue to the agency. (wikipedia.org)
  • customers
  • 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)
  • We're hearing customers say they want IT innovation and people management, not just low cost,' Adamiak said. (techtarget.com)
  • Potential cost-savings for responsible customers. (wikipedia.org)
  • maintenance
  • One quarter of all respondents reported that they had reduced both capital expenditure and operational expenditures such as staff, power, rent and maintenance costs. (datacenterknowledge.com)
  • percent
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • distribution
  • 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)
  • government
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • plan
  • Cutting costs alone, an oft-cited reason for outsourcing, won't sell the boss on a sourcing plan. (techtarget.com)
  • money
  • 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)
  • services
  • 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)
  • system
  • 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)
  • study
  • A DOE internal study found that with many contracts, it was impossible to tell if performance goals, and thus, dollar savings, were actually being achieved. (wikipedia.org)