Category Archives: Management Accounting

What Does This Guy Do?? Role of Value Stream Manager

For many people the role of a value stream manager is not clearly understood. Others incorrectly use the term value stream manager as a substitute for production manager or supervisor in the factory. A Value Stream Manager has full responsibility … Continue reading

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If “Bean Counters” Should Be “Bean Growers”, They Need More Time in the Day.

There was recently an interesting article in the Strategic Finance journal¹ about the need for accountants to take on a more strategic role in their companies². The piece – “Bean Counters No More” – was written by Neil H. Baier who … Continue reading

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Do You Think Up & Down, or Do You Think Horizontally? It Makes All the Difference for Lean Success.

Lean management is simple to  grasp and understand, but many find it difficult to apply in their companies. I am sure there are many and various reasons, but simply put; lean requires almost everything to change, and change diametrically. In … Continue reading

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