discretionary costs

discretionary costs

managed costs of a non-manufacturing nature; e.g. administrative costs; research and development costs; marketing costs; training costs.
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The inflation we are experiencing is not benign: non-discretionary costs such as energy, housing and healthcare are rising, but not discretionary costs - a characteristic of recessions, historically.
In an external environment that remains challenging for luxury, we continue to focus on reducing discretionary costs and are making good progress with developing enhanced future productivity and efficiency plans," he said.
Air Staff provided operational and fiscal guidance to assist leaders in identifying target areas to cut discretionary costs such as conferences, TDYs, and supplies.
She added: "Given this background, we are tightly managing discretionary costs and taking appropriate actions to protect short term profitability.
However, CBO cautioned that it could not estimate the reform package's discretionary costs without more time and information.
The group stated in its accounts that it had taken a number of measures to preserve cash, including: reducing discretionary costs, restricting new development activity and generating new income through renting out completed properties that have not been sold.
The group stated in its accounts it took measures to preserve cash, including reducing discretionary costs, restricting new development activity and generating new income through renting out completed properties that have not been sold.
Although price increases will become more difficult to implement going forward as consumers tighten their belts and inflationary pressures ease, cost-cutting efforts -- ranging from plant closures to align capacity with reduced demand, to trimming personnel and other discretionary costs -- together with more moderate raw materials prices should help cushion margin erosion," she added.
That estimate reflects the bulk of the likely discretionary costs under H.
Russ Phillips, the ABB chief executive, said: "Fred told me he was looking at all his discretionary costs, and we hope he will be able to reconsider next year.