Lean Kanban NA - Beyond Budgeting
Becoming a lean enterprise requires the entire management system to be aligned with lean principles. Lean requires alignment with customers and takes direction from the customer pull concept. Yet many organizations continue old practices such as financial budgeting which are based on financial “push” concepts. Simply stated, these old management practices defeat the ability to become truly lean.
Eliminating Budgets to Enable Lean Management - Kevin Meyer
A medical device company was several years into a lean transformation when conventional accounting practices such as annual budgeting and standard costing began to create barriers and be recognized as wasteful processes in their own right. After learning about Beyond Budgeting, the President, Kevin Meyer, decided it was time to change. This session will discuss that change, including short-term and long-term issues that were resolved, and how it fit into a long term lean transformation effort.
Beyond Cost Transparency: Developing and Applying IT Cost Knowledge - Steve Adams
The effort to deliver the business change and supporting technology capabilities required by the Affordable Care Act provided significant challenges for Kaiser Permanente to prioritize and apportion limited investment funds and drive efficiency into IT operations. Two of Kaiser Permanente's IT finance leaders will discuss the progress made and barriers encountered on their journey from providing cost transparency to cost knowledge, and how cost knowledge will enable Kaiser Permanente to make informed decisions about the use of technology to drive innovation and improved financial results in the changing health care market place.