Cost reduction and efficiency increase incl. liquidity management

The best way to manage a crisis is to avoid it

Taking measures early on in a crisis is essential for successful restructuring

The transition from strategic challenges to eroding results through to a liquidity crisis that threatens the company's existence as a going concern is often fluid and progresses at an increasingly rapid pace in an interconnected world of complex supply – and sales chains and information.  

Our restructuring experts from the Business Recovery Services team help you to identify these signs early and to develop suitable countermeasures. We support you in generating earnings and capital reserves and thus contribute to cost optimization, making you more resilient to poor economic phases while also reducing the risk of corporate crises.

Our service at a glance

Your concern 

  • Your company's ability to generate returns has weakened recently or you see the necessity to release reserves in order to remain successful in volatile and weaker market phases?
  • Capacity utilization and productivity are lagging behind the competition and your own targets while shareholders and the capital market expect higher returns?
  • Restructuring and realigning your company require consistent implementation management and a transparent project organization for the road ahead.
  • Your company has many ideas and great potential. However, the translation into verifiable effects in the income statement and balance sheet has not yet materialized.

Our offer

Early and consistent action within the company is essential, especially when it comes to avoiding critical situations. As a basic requirement, cost optimization potential must be identified and realized in a sustainable cost management and cost reduction program. Our restructuring experts actively support you in this process, from the initial generation of ideas to the operationalization of measures and objectives through to the controlling of effects in the P&L and cash flows. Whether efficiency improvements in production plants world-wide or optimization of national and international branch and sales structures or the design of efficient holding structures with overhead and administrative functions, our global network with its wide range of industry and functional experts guarantees the optimal team and the best method to master your challenge.  

With our “Rapid Cost Reduction” program, both potential and  starting points can be worked out in a structured way in individual modules in a  brief analysis phase with a clear focus on quick effectiveness and feasibility. For detailing and implementation, we offer you a customized, tool-supported project management office with online access for the control and monitoring of your optimization program across all business and legal units.

Our promise

Comprehensive methodological expertise, coupled with consistent implementation management together with your team, this is how we  guarantee “return on consulting” from the idea to provable success in the profit and loss account and cash flow. 

We are dedicated to working as a team with you and your employees and to anchoring the changes sustainably in your company.

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Thomas Steinberger

Thomas Steinberger

Partner, Deals: Leader Business Recovery Services, PwC Germany

Tobias Waskönig

Tobias Waskönig

Partner, Operative Restructuring, PwC Germany