Ensuring that you only spend the amount of money that has been budgeted is as equally important as ensuring that the project is completed on time. The purpose of any new operational plan is to improve or at least maintain the amount of profit made by the business. Undertaking a business traineeship will assist you keep your operational plan on budget.
Cost is relative to quality; therefore as with any customer service transaction, you will be seeking value for money and transactions that offer the greatest benefit to your organisation.
When budgeting for the plan it is important to incorporate all the foreseeable expenses associated with implementing the plan. It is also customary to budget an amount of money for unforeseen expenses. This contingency amount usually comprises 10% of the total budget. Unexpected delays and changes from quoted amounts can quickly result in extra costs.
If your operational plan involves a building contract, penalty clauses are a useful tool when negotiating contracts, whereby the builder or contractors agree to determined schedules and any non-completion results in a reduction of payment. Incentives for faster completion are also included.
A traineeship in business studies gives you the skills to not only develop an operational plan, but ensure that it produces cost-effective outcomes.