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The Controller as Lean Leader

A Novel on Changing Behavior with a Lean Cost Management System

ISBN 13: 9781439882771
ISBN: 1439882770
Author: Sue Elizabeth Sondergelt
Publisher: Productivity Press
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 159
Binding: Softcover
$54.95

Features

  • Covers the topic of target cost
  • Explores the concept of systems value
  • Provides a compilation of experiences that illustrate various approaches
  • Presents visuals as a theme throughout the text

Summary 

Traditional accounting systems have become inadequate for today’s increasingly competitive global manufacturing environment. They are too complex and too focused on past performance. As manufacturing techniques change and become less labor intensive, accounting methods must also evolve. Regardless of what you call it, Lean accounting is a management accounting system that should be part of every worker’s daily activities.

The Controller as Lean Leader: A Novel on Changing Behavior with a Lean Cost Management System delineates the differences between cost accounting and cost management. It uses a story format to present a compilation of experiences; some good, some bad, and some humorous. The story follows a fictional manufacturing entity embarking on a Lean change management journey for the second time—having failed at its first attempt at Lean implementation a few years earlier. As the story progresses, readers gain an understanding of what the company will do differently this time around to ensure it doesn’t slip backward again as the transformation unfolds. 

  • Illustrates the various approaches to Lean implementation
  • Explains Target Costing and describes how to use it to get your budget right the first time around
  • Examines the concept of systems and the importance of defining values in your business
  • Describes what the purpose of a Lean Human Resources (HR) system should be
  • Introduces, with visuals, the little-known importance of the timing of the implementation and integration of the four integral parts of the Lean Cost Management System with the five Lean principles  

The main character, the Lean Controller, presents her ideas with visuals throughout the book. Discussions between the Lean controller and employees at various levels of the organization illustrate valuable lessons. The many faces of the Lean Controller as expressed through the many examples and stories provide you with the vision and tools to instill the desire to make a difference in workers across your entire organization. While there is no recipe to follow for a Lean change management transformation, the book provides invaluable tips and unveils three new principles to help ensure success in any endeavor.

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