CoreNet Global Summit, Singapore 2018
Singapore | 12-15 March 2018 | Ritz Carlton Millenia
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Optimisation the Unilever Way: Zero Based Budgeting (ZBB)

15 March 2018 | 14:15 - 15:15

Optimisation the Unilever Way: Zero Based Budgeting (ZBB)

Workplace Services in Unilever launched Zero Based Budget (ZBB) in 2016. This provided Unilever the opportunity to review all its real estate and workplace services cost lines.  They were able to scrutinize each cost line to the maximum level of detail. Savings initiatives started to flow into the process just a few weeks after the launch of ZBB, generating a pipeline in the tune of millions in EUROs to be ready for execution. This panel discussion will take you through the ZBB approach adopted by Unilever’s workplace services, including the process, tools and governance. You’ll gain insight into the challenges and the collaborative work of Unilever and Sodexo. Most importantly, it will demonstrate how they rose to the occasion when the company called for quick and effective solutions to a key company objective.  

Key Takeaways:

  • Gain deeper insights into how to approach workplace cost savings in an effective way with a proper governance process in place.
  • Understand how an effective client/supplier partnership can drive transformation - to the benefit of both companies. 
  • Understand how to launch a ZBB process, tools and governance required.