Practical Lean Accounting: A Proven System for Measuring and Managing the Lean Enterprise, Second Edition

Brian H. Maskell, Bruce Baggaley, Larry Grasso

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August 26, 2011 by Productivity Press
Reference - 475 Pages - 123 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781439817162 - CAT# K10889

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Features

  • Explains how to transform a traditional accounting system into one that supports a company’s Lean efforts
  • Allows readers to test techniques before applying them to their organization
  • Offers material suitable for company training sessions and graduate-level courses
  • Defines the principles of Lean accounting and demonstrates how to identify and eliminate wasteful transactions
  • Covers cell performance measurement, use of the box score, operational and financial planning, cost targeting, Lean accounting diagnostics, and value stream mapping
  • Includes many questions and exercises to deepen readers’ understanding

Summary

The methods and concepts presented in the bestselling first edition revolutionized the approach to the management and control of Lean companies. Enhanced with extensive end-of-chapter exercises and a CD-ROM with Lean accounting tools, the second edition of this preeminent practitioner’s guide is now suitable for classroom use.

Practical Lean Accounting: A Proven System for Measuring and Managing the Lean Enterprise, Second Edition explains exactly what it takes to transform a traditional accounting system to one that supports and enhances a company’s Lean efforts. Defining the fundamental principles of Lean accounting, it demonstrates how to use them to identify and eliminate wasteful transactions. The book includes coverage of cell performance measurement, use of the box score, operational and financial planning, cost targeting, Lean accounting diagnostics, and value stream mapping. Retaining the easy-to-use format that made the first edition a bestseller, this updated edition includes:

  • A new section on the use of value stream performance measurements in continuous improvement
  • A re-written Target Costing chapter that emphasizes a value-based approach to the management of the Lean value system
  • A Lean Accounting Diagnostic tool to help you assess progress and develop a plan for implementing changes
  • Cutting-edge examples that illustrate implementation in accounting departments
  • A CD with data from the ECI Value Stream Cost Analysis case study included in the text, Excel templates, and end-of-chapter questions with solutions

The book contains a wealth of tools that makes it ideal for company training sessions and advanced undergraduate and graduate-level courses. For each major example provided, two similar problems are included—one for instructors to guide students through and a second for students to work through on their own. An additional set of problems and questions for testing purposes are also available to instructors on the authors’ website.

Unfortunately, during the publishing process mistakes can be made that are not caught before the book is printed. Productivity Press takes great care to catch any errors prior to the printing stage. If any errors are found that have an effect on the understanding of a subject or mathematical equation, we have published them at: http://www.maskell.com/lean_accounting/subpages/free_stuff/PLA2%20Errors%20_Corrections_20130130.pdf