What is Lean Accounting
From one of the original thought leaders, a presentation on the breadth of lean accounting. Learn some of the elements you may already be doing, and what additional elements you may want to consider. Jean has added two more elements to the original Lean Accounting Principles discussed in Real Numbers! A great session for those new to the Lean Accounting Summit, as well for the seasoned practitioner to drive efforts further.
In this session you will learn…
- 12 elements and actions for lean accounting
- why lean accounting is essential for the lean enterprise
- examples from the real world
- to reactivate your lean accounting focus
About the Facilitator:
As president of Jean Cunningham Consulting, Jean provides strategic lean guidance, management training, workshops, and kaizen events to a wide range of companies. Her goal is to enable clients to tightly integrate their business functions with lean operations, reduce waste, and maximize customer and product focus. In addition to her extensive consulting schedule, Jean speaks at lean conferences and teaches Lean Accounting for the Ohio State University Master of Business Operational Excellence program.
Jean is the co-author of two books awarded the Shingo Prize for Research: Real Numbers: Management Accounting in a Lean Organization, an essential text for learning Lean Accounting, and Easier, Simpler, Faster: Systems Strategy for Lean IT, a book on the practical application of Lean IT.
Jean is widely recognized for her pioneering work in Lean Accounting, IT, HR and other non-production functions. She is an original thought leader for The Lean Accounting Summit and The Lean HR Summit. Jean is a board member of the Lean Education Advancement Foundation and Automated Packaging Systems. She was the voluntary CFO of the Association of Manufacturing Excellence from 2006-2011.
For over 15 years, Jean was the CFO and VP of Company Services at Lantech, LLC and Marshfield Door Systems, Inc. It was during these tenures that she developed her lean acumen, driving lean from the manufacturing floor into the office functions to include finance, information systems, human resources, telecommunications, and others. Jean was a visionary in broadening the lean vision to establish a continuous improvement culture and one of the first true lean enterprises. Prior to joining Lantech, Jean was a financial professional with Digital Equipment Corporation and Westinghouse, holding a number of senior controllership and treasury positions.
Jean has a BS in Accounting from Indiana University and an MBA from Northeastern University’s Executive Program.