Cutting Costs: Successful Strategies for Improving Productivity

About the Author




Fred H. Neu is a Certified Management Consultant* with a history of executive management and consulting experience helping numerous organizations in the U.S., Canada, and Europe to make significant improvements and be more successful. He has held management positions as VP Distribution and VP Finance & Administration and he was Manager of the Profit Improvement/Cost Reduction group for what is now PricewaterhouseCoopers in Los Angeles. He is the President of the consulting firm of Frederick H. Neu & Associates (  He has brought his profit improvement & cost reduction expertise to bear in a long and varied list of large, medium, and small companies, such as heavy equipment manufacturing, pharmaceutical processing, durable medical equipment, footwear, apparel, retail, cosmetics, government agencies, universities, hospitals, a TV home shopping network, and medical products manufacturer.  He attended DukeUniversity, UCLA, and graduated from the University of Michigan. 


* CMC (Certified Management Consultant) is awarded by the Institute of Management Consultants USA to consultants who have achieved global standards of performance that includes professional standards in technical competency, ethics, consulting competency,
professional behavior, client and project management, and personal conduct. 
Less than 1% of consultants have achieved this level of excellence.

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