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Taking lean to the highest level

May 26, 2014

For those who don’t know my consulting practice for the last few years has been dedicated almost exclusively to working with companies ready to go beyond lean tools and take the plunge – formally structuring their organization and management processes around their core value streams. It is a fairly elite group of companies; not for those still wavering in their commitment to lean, but the results...

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And they think inventory is an asset ...

May 21, 2014

Two stories from the auto industry in recent days:

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Looking great from one angle anyway

May 15, 2014

Comedian Tim Allen once said that the reason women take so much longer than men to get ready to go out is because women will take the time to look at themselves in the mirror from every possible angle and make sure things are right, while men are content if they can find just one angle from which they look good. Humorous … but probably not too far from the truth. If that distinction between men...

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The GM Toyota Rating Scale

May 13, 2014

In a survey of suppliers on their working relationships with the six major U.S. auto makers – Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Ford, Chrysler and GM – GM scored the worst. But of course they did. They are GM and we can always count on such results from them. And, of course, they will continue to do so as long as accounting is the dominant force in their management thinking.

Old school accounting thinking...

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Lean Accounting and Traditional Accounting Compared Part 7 – External Reporting

March 27, 2013

It is common for financial people within companies where I go to question this proposition (sometimes vehemently!)

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Lean Accounting and Traditional Accounting Compared Part 6 – Financial Reporting

February 27, 2013

One of the most important tasks for Lean Accounting is to provide useful financial reporting for people within the company.

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Lean Accounting & Traditional Accounting Compared Part 5 – Process Organization

February 20, 2013

Many of you will have discovered that lean companies think differently.

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Lean Accounting and Traditional Accounting Compared Part 4 – Lean Culture Integration

February 12, 2013

We are working our way around my mind map (See below.) So far, it’s been a good “compare and contrast” exercise for me. I hope so for you as well.

This time, our topic centers on Lean culture and how Lean Accounting helps to support and sustain Lean manufacturing.

Lean Culture

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Lean Accounting and Traditional Accounting Compared Part 3 – PERFORMANCE MEASURES

February 06, 2013

Continuing my blog series taking a deep look at how and why Lean Accounting differs radically from traditional accounting. Once again, I’ll show how each approach does or does not support Lean Principles. (Click this link to for our mind map showing the five principles of Lean: Five Principles of Lean )

PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS

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Lean Accounting & Traditional Accounting Compared Part 2 – COST ACCOUNTING

January 30, 2013

Today’s blog is Number TWO in a series that will take a deep look at how and why Lean Accounting differs radically from traditional accounting. Once again, I’ll show how each approach does or does not support Lean Principles. (Click the following link to view a mind map on BMA’s web site showing the five principles of Lean: Five Principles of Lean ) I’m going on the assumption that if we...

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