Lean Affects People’s Lives

Presented By:

Jean Cunningham

Session Abstract:

Lean is more than a way to reduce waste and get more efficient. Lean should be the heart of organizational development, and when it is it will create ongoing large and small opportunities that positively impact people’s lives and enhance their value to their companies. Kaizen means “change for the better”….and an overarching lean environment will change lives for the better as well.

Learning Objectives: 

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About the Facilitator:

Jean Cunningham is widely recognized for her pioneering work in Lean Accounting, IT, HR and other non-production functions such as lean business management and the lean office. Jean previously served as CFO at Lantech Inc., whose transformation was featured in Lean Thinking, and Marshfield Door Systems. She also served as the voluntary CFO for the Association of Manufacturing Excellence.

Jean is principle of Jean Cunningham Consulting, which provides lean business management services including workshops, kaizen events, and strategic coaching. She is in demand as a speaker at lean conferences and teaches Lean Accounting for The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, Master of Business Operational Excellence program. She has a bachelor’s in accounting from Indiana University and a master’s from Northeastern University’s Executive Program. Jean is co-author of Real Numbers: management accounting in a lean organization and Easier, Simpler, Faster: systems strategy for Lean IT, which won 2004 and 2008 Shingo Research Prizes, respectively.