Is trimming 5% usually a one-off exercise in response to a specific need or is it done on a regular schedule?
  •  
    Ahh, just had to read further: "make this type of belt tightening a regular event in your business year"
  •  
    Yes, I think it is an exercise worth repeating, though it's hard and I find we don't do it enough. But every time we do, we find some great savings.
;