Teaching Basic Concepts of Lean

Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Time: 8AM-12 NOON
Location: Jekyll Island, Georgia
Fee: $450*

Presented By:

Jean Cunningham

Session Abstract:

Using 5 recorded webinars, learn basic concepts of Lean in the finance function, and how to introduce them to your team members. This session will include watching five 15-minute webinars, and how to use the recommended activities for each. The examples are based on typical finance and accounting activities. Each participant will be given the set of recordings to use back at the office with their finance and accounting teams. One of the most practical and useful sessions for launching a Lean culture you will attend!

In this session you will:

  • Discuss common examples of the application of Lean concepts in finance and accounting
  • Learn practical activities to drive discussion and activity
  • Be given a take home tool to use with your team

Be provided personal advice for your specific situations on launching Lean

About the Facilitator:

As president of Jean Cunningham Consulting, Jean provides strategic Lean guidance, management training, workshops, and kaizen events to an array of clients. Her goal is to enable clients to tightly integrate their business functions (Lean Business Management, The Lean Office) 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 Enterprise Institute and the Lean Education Advancement Foundation. She formerly was the voluntary CFO of the Association of Manufacturing Excellence.

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 business management functions to include finance, information systems, human resources, telecommunications, and others. Jean was a visionary in broadening the Lean journey to establish a continuous improvement culture and one of the first true Lean enterprises. Earlier, Jean was in finance at 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.


*NOTE: This workshop is run in affiliation with the Lean Leadership Week, which includes the Lean People Development Summit and Lean Accounting/Management Summit. You are not required to attend the Summit to participate in this workshop. Simply select only the workshop, and not the Summit, when registering.