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Case Study

Operational baselining and cost standards development in distributed generation industry

SDI helped a provider of distributed generation (DG) solutions to significantly improve its operating performance by developing detailed industry benchmark cost structures and identifying major cost saving opportunities

Client situation

A leading provider in DG space identified major potentials for operational cost savings across all of its business lines and desired to understand its own baseline performance compared to the overarching industry standards

Project approach

SDI developed a detailed framework for activity-based apples-to-apples comparisons of client’s cost structure to established industry standards and identified significant cost saving potentials for each activity group


By using SDI’s tried and tested Baselining and Cost Standards approach the client was able to identify major cost saving opportunities with clear and focused implication plans on adjusting spend and FTE count across the entire organization

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