After 20+ years of experience & learning, Cost Management Specialist know how to add value by making the 'invisible visible' & the 'impossible possible'.  

CMS expertise in increasing ROI from your ongoing operational investment has been built internationally in diverse industries & places. 

Results prove clients in a ‘busy’ business with lots of people & lots of processes achieve the highest return from their Cost Management Specialists investment. 

A business where:

  • despite the best of intentions, set & forget is common
  • other time demands take precedence over achieving the benefits of an objective cost management review against current baselines.

CMS consulting teams are results driven with diverse expertise and ask often WHY!

CMS guarantee to pay for ourselves through implementation of our recommendations. Based on client's experience, we would be disappointed if your return wasn't multiples of your investment.

Our Consulting expertise is broad.  It can start with:

  • you identifying a cost ‘pain point’ as our initial focus
  • a  diagnostic review to identify performance improvement opportunities
  • a strategic planning exercise to position your business for future success
  • a workforce planning and labour management audit
  • a digital 1st strategy to transform your business model
  • a costing & pricing review and a volume/margin analysis
  • a customer profitability analysis

However we start, CMS will bring the skills, expertise and commitment to meet our guarantee to pay for ourselves through implementation of our recommendations. 

Our target is to identify a return which is multiples of your investment.

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Serious about improving profit? Ring John Cleary direct on 0411 522 521


In a global economy enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT), the digital option is not If but When and How.

Digital transformation is an excellent vehicle to sustainable performance improvement.  

CMS believe WHEN is NOW and show you HOW.

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identify As Is in an Action Plan to make strategy operational and achieve To Be:

  • Shared Vision & Assumptions 
  • System Integrity 
  • Competitive Landscape 
  • Capability and Motivation
  • Capacity & Utilisation 
  • Baseline & Measurement
  • Performance Management
  • Digitalisation
  • Innovation 


Labour inevitably comprises a high % of total expenditure in a traditional business model.

As a result, productivity improvement from automation, robotics & Artificial Intelligence becomes the disruptors opportunity.  Experience highlights opportunities in asking WHY?

WHY that number of staff of that skill start & finish at that time on those days.

Why variance exists between estimated & actual roster hours at the expense of margin.

CMS deliver a 2 day workshop inhouse or through national training providers on Workforce Planning & Labour Management in the Digital Age. Ask us for more information.


- achieve 'best value' in production and the supply market

'Best value' is producing or purchasing the right product at the right volume in the right quantities in the right packaging for/in the right market at the right time.

The CMS Code of Conduct provides an unambiguous commitment to achieve 'best value' through market testing (quality, service & price) & streamlining (ordering, delivery & receipt).  In 25+ years, CMS has never, & will never, receive a 3rd party financial benefit without client's prior written consent.


- making the hidden obvious to minimise energy waste

Cost Management Specialists ensure that energy costs do not remain out of sight or mind.  Monitoring of energy use to identify waste using internationally proven methods of energy measurement, management and reporting brings significant client benefit in terms of assets, productivity and savings.


- maximising the value of an Owner-Manager business

As a business owner, your investment of finance, time, energy and sweat deserves maximum ROI through ongoing contribution to your quality of life for the rest of your life.

The real estate and car sales markets prove the value of a pre-sales polish to maximise sale price. A CMS 'operational polish' creates a more attractive investment and/or sale proposition.

CMS assist owner/managers to transition to working 'on their business' and use of business intelligence to maximise the value of their nest egg. Our objective is to develop additional monetary and lifestyle options for owners to enjoy better quality of life for the rest of their life.


- start ups and green field thinking

The future reflects the past less than ever before.  The pace of change is fast and furious.  

'Gut feels' has its place but, in times of change, digital transformers are delighted when 'gut feel' is what informs decision making. Experience informed by fact, current timely and accurate information becomes essential business intelligence for decision making.  

CMS has a broad network, a voracious appetite for learning and a highly practical mindset. CMS are committed to continuous improvement and cost benefit.

Researching innovation is part of our DNA. We research multiple markets, read extensively, network broadly and keep track of innovation across the globe.

Keeping abreast of innovation, identifying proven innovative solutions and looking for synergies when none currently exist is a key part of the value CMS brings. 

CMS doesn't reject old ways because they are old but are committed to identifying proven solutions that deliver cost benefit.

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