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NOVEMBER BOOK FEATURE: The Lean CFO by Nick Katko

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The Lean CFO and many other fine books on Cost Management may be found at the Society Book Store. I began my CFO career working for an established manufacturing company that had been around for many years. Manufacturing practices and … Read More >

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Lean Accounting by Brian H. Maskell, President, BMA, Inc.

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Companies that are seriously pursuing a Lean journey soon find their accounting, control, and measurement systems need to change to support the new strategy. The principles and methods of Lean thinking and practice are quite different from traditional business and … Read More >

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Lean Accounting helps Lean Manufacturing

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The latest issue of Manufacturing Possibilities has a couple good articles, including one on Lean.A Lean Manufacturing Environment Benefits From Lean Accounting Practices. Once again the lean gurus extol the virtues of lean accounting, but until it is accepted by … Read More >

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Can Lean and Cost Cutting go Together?

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Consultant Rick Bohan writes a good articlce for Industry Week ‘Want to Succeed at Lean? Forget Cost Cutting’.  By focusing on cost cutting, company’s negate the positive effects of lean.  Company’s should focus on their lean initiatives and not attempt separate … Read More >

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Your ERP system and Lean

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In a great posting on the six sigma training blog entitled ‘Lean and ERP, Can They Co-Exist?’  Paul Deis, CEO of ProAction, argues that despite reports of the contrary, ERP is not dead, and in fact are not mutually exclusive.  … Read More >

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