Strategic Cost Management in a Competitive Landscape: Optimizing Costs, Driving Value, and Achieving Sustainable Advantage


  • Dr. Muhammad Azam Roomi Lahore School of Economics (LSE) Author


emerging trends., continuous improvement, sustainability, strategic decision-making, activity-based costing, cost drivers, value chain analysis, competitive advantage, Strategic cost management


In today's dynamic and fiercely competitive business environment, strategic cost management emerges as a critical determinant for organizational success and sustainability. This abstract delves into the essence of strategic cost management within a landscape marked by intense competition and rapid market shifts. It explores how organizations navigate this environment, leveraging cost management strategies as a crucial tool to gain a competitive edge. The abstract begins by elucidating the concept of strategic cost management, highlighting its significance in optimizing resources, enhancing efficiency, and maximizing profitability. It examines the intricate interplay between cost control, value creation, and competitive positioning, emphasizing the need for a holistic approach that extends beyond mere cost reduction. Moreover, the abstract discusses various methodologies and frameworks employed in strategic cost management. From activity-based costing to target costing and beyond, it elucidates how these methodologies enable organizations to align costs with strategic objectives, innovate product offerings, and adapt swiftly to market fluctuations. Furthermore, it delves into the role of technology and data analytics in modern cost management practices.