fast-paced class presents the primary methods
of Lean Accounting and why they are important
to companies introducing lean manufacturing. The
class is designed for a cross-functional audience
of senior managers, operations managers, accountants
& controllers, lean specialists, and support
people like purchasing, IT, etc...
Accounting for Lean Manufacturing
making the transition to becoming a lean enterprise
soon discover that their traditional accounting
methods become a roadblock. This workshop shows
how Lean Accounting solves these problems using
an integrated, lean-focused set of simplified
accounting, control, and measurement tools.
of this workshop is an implementation plan for
making Lean Accounting a reality in your organization.
During the workshop you will learn (using hands-on
examples & exercises) the practical application
of Lean Accounting methods and how to implement
them. Designed for a cross-function team, this
workshop provides the ideal starting-point for
companies embarking on the implementation of Lean
purpose of this assessment is to develop a transition
plan for Lean Accounting at your company. The
assessments begins with a short recap of lean
accounting concepts and methods followed by team
activities - lead by senior BMA consultants -
to develop a program of kaizen events and workshops
for making Lean Accounting a reality in your plant
|| 3 days
companies that have already started the Lean Accounting
journey. BMA makes house-calls!! A senior BMA
consultant will come to your plant or office,
make a realistic assessment of the company’s
Lean Accounting progress, and help to develop
a plan to take your company to the next level.
This annual check-up will resolve problems, take
stock of your accomplishments, re-energize your
team, and identify new opportunities.
and implement integrated metrics for production
cells, value streams, office processes, and the
whole plant or division. Learn the “starter
set” of lean measurements widely used by
lean companies. Use these measurements to drive
continuous improvement at every level of your
the Standard Costing Problem
stream costing to eliminate the waste associated
with standard costing, provide financial reports
people can understand, make better decisions from
more accurate data, and drive lean improvement.
Develop “plain English” statements
and value stream Box Scores.
the wasteful transactions in your processes. Develop
a “maturity path” for the elimination
of these transactions while maintaining excellent
financial and operational control. Develop a maturity
path for transforming your current accounting
controls to lean accounting controls. Simplify
your processes; production control, purchasing,
receiving, & payables, inventory tracking,
invoicing and receivables, and administrative
Impact of Lean Improvement
value stream maps, develop a clear understanding
of the true impact of the lean improvements in
your processes. Develop a realistic plan to make
money from lean. Develop a clear and simple presentation
of the savings and the strategy for financial
in Financial and Administrative Processes
the same powerful lean principles to your accounting
and administrative processes. A step-by-step standard
approach to eliminating waste using lean methods
applied to the office. Build Sarbanes Oxley requirements
into your standardized work and visual work instructions.
Briefing on Lean Accounting
is designed to give senior managers an understanding
of why Lean Accounting is important, an overview
of the primary methods of Lean Accounting, and
what they must do as leaders to ensure the success
of Lean Accounting.
the 12-step Target Costing process, develop a
clear understanding of the value created for the
customer by your products and services. Identify
the drives of value and the drivers of costs.
Learn how to increase customer value. Bring you
company’s costs into line with the customer’s
need for value and the company’s need for
growth and financial return.
Operations, and Financial Planning
organizations are very well planned. The monthly
SOFP process is the key to developing short and
long term operating plans, and integrating the
company’s sales, marketing, product development,
production, and distribution processes to maximize
customer value and profitability. SOFP provides
a single company “game plan” that
everyone is bought into, and timely rolling budgets
organizations do not have a clear picture of their
value streams and how they should be organized.
The purpose of this kaizen is to provide a clear
approach to defining your value streams and addressing
the issues of what kind of organization best meets
your company’s lean objectives. Over the
three days your team will define the operational
flows within the company, determine the value
stream teams required to support the lean enterprise,
determine the most appropriate organizational
structure, and develop a practical action plan
for introducing these value streams. The process
is equally applicable to sales & marketing
processes, new product development processes,
as well as manufacturing processes.
practical workshop is designed to show new value
stream managers how to manage, control, and improve
their value stream. There are many classes teaching
the tools of lean manufacturing, but few that
show how these tools fit together into a cohesive
management structure for a sustained growth, increased
value, waste elimination, and financial success.
The workshop includes the three levels of continuous
improvement, controlling the value stream, planning
the value stream, and managing a value stream
team. The workshop provides clear and practical
methods that can be immediately implemented.