What challenge(s) do our clients face?

Sometimes the benefits of cost reduction alone are short-lived and require significant changes in culture and operations

In today's competitive business world, organizational facilities of all sizes are forced to find time to improve the performance of their resources. In times of need for timely interventions, cost reduction plans alone can deliver the necessary benefits. However, most organizations realize that this advantage is short-lived and costs start to increase after a while.

In pursuit of long-term and cost-saving efforts, many organizations have turned to zero-based budgeting (ZBB). ZBB is a method that requires organizations to create an annual budget from scratch each year. In order to receive funding, each price line must be confirmed and cannot be guaranteed except as historically calculated. This allows organizations to gain insight into cost drivers and identify areas of ineffective spending, allowing them to reinvest in projects that directly support departments, company strategies, or long-term goals such as productivity or sustainability.

But moving to Zero Based Budgeting is not easy; The process itself is time consuming and difficult compared to traditional methods. It is a process that requires a change in mindset and culture, as well as the processes and tools to make it happen. If not done well, employee morale can be negatively affected if the owners at the charging station are too strict, or the process can clog if the process starts to take up too much time beyond its core functions.

How do we help?

We help companies implement and analyze controls to support a cost-effective way of spending while promoting positive thinking.

For organizations that want to set up a ZBB system, we offer comprehensive services in the following areas:

  • Understanding how to apply the methodology.
    • The concept of using Zero Based Budgeting is different from traditional spending methods. It's important to note that organizations' ZBB process's budgets (eg travel) and cost areas (eg. Commercial Marketing Manager). In addition, ZBB changed the role of the financial district from the newly established budget to the party running the process and issuing all budgets.

  • Putting in place the processes and governance to run an annual budget cycle
    • We create budgeting and forecasting processes and management based on the needs and culture of your organization, and we clarify the roles and responsibilities of all professionals (package leader, regional manager, financial district, etc.).

  • Undertaking a budget cycle together to identify saving opportunities
    • We work with you to create a budget for next year, identify all costs and expenses, and list savings in the first cycle. We use our experience to be competitive, inviting all levers to reduce costs and increase efficiency, while supporting stakeholders in building knowledge and understanding of the procedure.

    • In our work, we resolve the conflict between corporate culture and financial issues.

  • Embedding the change
    • We know that ZBB is not just a project, it's a change of mind. For this change to be successful, it is important to establish new behaviors, clearly define new roles for each position, and have a commitment from senior management to engage, support ideas, and resolve conflicts.

    • In our work, we remove their dependence on Consult for the future by helping companies understand this challenge and prepare for future changes with thought and hope.

What are the benefits?

The benefits of a ZBB project go beyond the short-term cost reductions of an adjusted budget. It embeds in the company a new capability to challenge costs with a scarcity / critical mindset leading to:

  • A clear understanding of the company costs and rational for spend Reduction of costs across the entire base (SG&A, operating, outsourcing, marketing, etc.)
  • Ability to reallocate inefficient spend towards initiatives better matched with the company strategy or long-term goals (e.g. product development or sustainability)
  • Greater ownership regarding company costs – the finance area will not be the only responsible party for the budget
  • Development of an efficiency mindset and cost management culture
  • Less one-off cost reduction projects which can be disruptive or ineffective A stronger and more interdependent governance with clarity on timing, analytical depth, and roles for budget

How does it work?

By combining our technical experience with your business knowledge, together we can build a zero-budget relationship with your company's strategy, achieving both short-term savings and improved management of future costs.

We believe that our customers know their business better than anyone else. At the same time, we provide experience, proven processes, cross-industry business models and change management that can support our customers in their transition to ZBB without any business interruption. To create

ZBB, we take it step-by-step, making sure we understand the company's culture and business process; generate step-by-step solutions and involve leadership throughout the process; this allows change management to be established. Or promote a production culture. This often translates into 4 project phases:

In order for the project to be completed, we think that the process should be coordinated with our customer team by identifying the package owners not only related to finance but also coming from other sources as part of the process. This integration is important (a) to ensure that the opportunities in the process reflect the reality of the business, (b) to have experts in each package to identify the path and use it for the next year, and (c) to the company. will be able to carry out the financial process without this method.



Incorporated is involved in working with companies in a variety of industries including personal and home care, appliances, construction and financial services.

Our professionals work across industries to develop a deep understanding of market trends, best practices and customer/needs across industries. This enables us to offer our clients powerful and customized solutions that take into account the internal and external environment.

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Dhruv Patel is an engagement manager at BMCS and has been working since 2019 in the Argentinean office in the Supply Chain Practice.

Dhruv Patel

BMCS India

Aarush Gandhi is a Manager at BMCSwith significant experience in Supply Chain and Implementation having worked across both of BMCS practices.

Aarush Gandhi

BMCS India

Nikhil Singh is a Director at BMCS and has been working since July 2011 in the practice of Marketing & Sales. Prior to BMCS, Jonathan was an Analyst

Nikhil Singh

BMCS India

Keshav is a Manager in the Marketing & Sales practice. Originally from Columbia, Luis is an entrepreneur at heart, and has worked in several start-ups in Colombia, receiving his MBA

Keshav Sinha

BMCS India

Chaitanya Varma is a Financial Controller at BMCS and has been part of the Finance area since January 2011. Her experience includes financial analysis.

Chaitanya Varma

BMCS India

Rishi Sinha is a Specialist on Supply Chain Strategy at BMCS, working since 2010 at the firm. He has over 20 years of experience in Supply Chain collaborating with companies

Rishi Sinha

BMCS India

Knish is a Managing Partner and has overseen the Mexico City office since 2008. Prior to BMCS, Gerard accumulated 25 years of experience in executive positions at L’Oréal

Knish Raj

BMCS India

Rajbir is a senior manager I within the Implementation practice at BMCS, and has been part of the team since July 2011. His experience includes leading transformational projects.

Rajbir Kapoor