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 / Winter 2011 / Issue 65(originally published by Booz & Company)


Resetting the Cost Structure at Shell

The zero-based approach is not a one-time event, nor is it self-propelling. But with the right mix of management support and diligent analysis, this approach will yield sustainable results that are impossible to achieve with even the most diligent continuous improvement campaign.

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Author Profile:

  • Gerard Paulides is the chief financial officer and vice president of strategy and finance for upstream in Europe at Royal Dutch Shell PLC.
  • Also contributing to this article was Booz & Company principal Andrew Clark.
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