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Date(s) - Thursday, Mar 14th, 2013 - Friday, Mar 15th, 2013
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Auberge Vancouver Hotel

Workshop Details
Learn how finance and accounting can become an enabler in your Lean Transformation Journey

Finance and accounting are topics that do not often come up when companies talk about their Lean journey – but this is sometimes one of the biggest reasons why company fail to deploy an effective Lean system that embodies the correct behavior and the right kind of thinking.

For many organizations, traditional finance practices may promote conflicting behaviors that may stall or slow down the progress of Lean due to a lack of alignment between Lean thinking and traditional accounting methods. This is particularly true in organizations that practice traditional budgeting. To become a Lean enterprise you must move beyond budgeting and begin to incorporate Lean-aligned methodology.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide an introduction to the accounting, control, and measurements required to support a Lean enterprise. Companies making the Lean transition soon find that traditional, time-honored accounting and measurement systems may not be conducive to Lean thinking. During this workshop we will demonstrate the methods of Lean Accounting that can be readily introduced to create a truly Lean management environment. Workshop participants will learn specific ways to introduce Lean Accounting into their own companies.


Day 1 – Introduction to Lean Accounting (Thursday, March 14th 2013)

1.Understand how Lean thinking benefits finance and accounting teams
2.Understand the impact on the wider business

Day 2 – Enabling Lean Transformation (Friday, March 15th 2013)

1.Understand why traditional accounting systems are harmful to Lean
2.Learn the primary methods of Lean accounting
3.Develop implementation plan