Cost Leadership Strategy: Definition & Examples


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Which theory describes lowering operating costs so that a company can offer lower prices and gain a competitive edge?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a way Walmart has lowered its operating costs?

2. Which one could NOT be an advantage to a company using cost leadership theory?

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If you would like to check your understanding of cost leadership strategy and some examples of it, use the worksheet and quiz. You need to know what this theory states and its benefits in order to pass the quiz.

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The goal of these materials is to check your knowledge of:

  • A drawback of the cost leadership theory
  • Advantages of using cost leadership theory
  • The theory that describes lowering operating costs so that a company can offer lower prices to gain an edge
  • Ways Walmart lowered their operation costs

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  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the cost leadership strategy to identify some of its benefits

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  • Being a cost leader
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  • Lowering operating costs