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What is cost advantage?

A cost advantage is the competitive edge, or advantage, gained due to lowering a products or service’s price point through economies of scale or other cost-reduction approaches.

Traditional approaches to cost reduction are predominantly reactive and focus on “top slicing” across the organization, which implies taking a part of the budget and allocating it to a specific project. This, however, means that the cost advantage is often short-lived. A better approach is to opt for cost optimization tools such as should-cost modeling and demand planning amplify agility and scalability, accelerating profitability and growth, thereby enabling the enterprise to leverage the cost advantage for sustained periods.

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