About Us

Cost Management Specialists identify opportunities to:

  • use business intelligence to increase value
  • improve revenue & cashflow to increase profit & ROI
  • optimise value/minimise waste & reduce error & variance 
  • streamline flow to match throughput to demand

Consulting Principal

John Cleary founded Cost Management Specialists in 1993 & has delivered high ROI for client's ever since.

John is valued by national & international clients for his profit profit improvement skills & ability to develop staff cost management capability.

John holds qualifications from Melbourne and Monash Universities & has been engaged by numerous Universities & Professional Associations because of his skill as a listener, learner, educator. He is a Fellow of the Certified Institute of Cost Management & Institute of Company Directors. 

Cost Management Specialists use internationally proven tools, techniques & expertise to identify & convert hidden profit' to hard $s.

CMS Consultants identify opportunity by asking WHY

Their cost management eyes & ears, tools & techniques identify WHEREHOW to increase profit by:

  • identifying opportunity cost foregone daily in business as usual (BAU) through the waste, error & unmanaged variance 
  • converting hidden revenue (Lost, Foregone, Escape) to banked $s

Cost Management Specialists DNA drives ongoing research into the cost/benefit of innovative solutions. CMS commitment to ‘best value’ is achieved by ongoing research, market testing & tenders. 

CMS encourage consideration of a ‘digital by default’ to assess the opportunities, risks & benefits of digital transformation.

Take that vital 1st step. Move from intention to action.

Engage Cost Management Specialists to improve your cashflow & profit

CONTACT: John Cleary on + 61 411 522 or at roi1@costms.com.au

Return on Investment (ROI) Redefined

CMS maximises return on investment for:

  • Owners - improving return on capital with confidence in ongoing profitability
  • Clients - creating the perception of value in meeting needs 'in full' and 'on time'
  • C Suite & Managers - skill in using labour, capital & plant in leveraging return
  • Staff - expertise and experience developing 'job skills for life' & career opportunities

Value Stream Thinking

The value stream includes all activities and processes from order to fulfillment to payment.  It represents the interrelationship across the enterprise in meeting customers needs.

Cost Management Specialists enterprise improvement strategy streamlines the value stream. Digital transformation is an important option to consider. 

‘Above the water’ value stream activity hides a myriad of ‘below the water’ activity.  

The challenge is to deliver client value 'on time' & 'in full' to deliver a positive customer experience.

Value adding and Waste across the Value stream from Order to Payment

Functional silos and processes along a value stream create & deliver optimum value through cross functional collaboration making ‘the whole' greater than ‘the sum of the parts’.

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