About Us

‘different thinking & targeted action to increase ROI & Profit’

Looking for cost management

Value Creation

A business is a value stream designed to achieve return on your daily investment and produce a profit over time.

Value stream management takes a holistic view of value creation

i.e. how ‘the parts’ work, or don’t work, within ‘the whole (total system).

In pinpointing how to add value, Cost Management Specialists also identify waste and how to minimise it, error and how to reduce it and variance and how to better manage it.

Return on Investment and Profit

Profit is exclusively for shareholders. Return on Investment is for all key stakeholders including:

  • Owners – greater profit and increased business resale value
  • Shareholders – increased share value
  • Clients– the perception of ‘value’ because of a positive experience as a customer
  • Staff– continuous improvement skills, an outcome focus, and achievement added to the CV
  • Suppliers– confidence in ongoing demand, payment, and desire to retain your business

Consulting Teams

Depending on the scope and scale of your Project, Cost Management Specialists provide a Consultant or Consulting Teams which may compromise team members from any or all of the following disciplines:

Management Accounting

incl. Target Costing

Business Process Management

incl. Value Stream Mapping

Organisational Development

incl. Human Resource Mngt.

Data Science

incl. Business Intelligence

Information Technology

incl. Digital Transformation

Digital Marketing

incl. Revenue Generation

Each of these terms is defined on the Definitions page

Consulting Principal

John Cleary initiated Cost Management Specialists over 20 years ago to pursue cost management with a revenue bias to drive better financial performance using a broad strategies and tactics beyond just accounting.

John is a Graduate of Melbourne University and Monash University, a Fellow of the Certified Institute of Cost Management, a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors, and a Leadership Victoria alumnus.

As Managing Director of parent company Blue Chip Consulting GroupJohn also brings skills in the Strategy, Leadership, Governance & Organisational Development.

Clients appreciate John’s ability to engage key stakeholders to make the invisible visible and develop staff skills, and experience in improving ROI and profit by defining, agreeing and implementing solutions using:

  • internationally proven cost management tools & techniques
  • diagnostic skills to improve throughput to match demand, at lower cost
  • eyes, ears, and insight to enhance your value stream (order to payment or a function or a task)
  • change management skills to deliver cost-benefit through improvement, re-engineering, or transformation

Contact John Cleary on +61 411 522 521 or email roi1@costms.com.au to discuss a self-funding financial performance improvement partnership with Cost Management Specialists.

“A cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.” Oscar Wilde