Identifying lean improvements can be challenging for many teams. Some of the problems include but are not limited to what metrics to use, how to present the information, and when to present the information. One of the tenets of lean accounting is the Box Score, a three-dimensional view of the value stream, for anyone involved with continuous improvement to create and solve these issues. The Box Score will provide clarity and transparency to produce organizational buy-in for sustained continuous improvement momentum. The Box Score can be an initial visible first step impacting all sectors of an organization for a lean transformation.
The presentation will cover:
- History of the box score
- Three-dimensional construction of the value stream
- Exercise of implementing various Box Scores
- Examples and discussion of how to present the Box Score to stakeholders
About Gary Kapanowski
Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Certified ASQ Bronze Lean professional, cost accountant, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt lecturer at Lawrence Technological University Professional Development Center, and contributing editor for Cost Management. Utilizing experience with metrics and the balance scorecard, Gary earned the 2006 financial executive of the year award from Robert Half International and Institute of Management Accountants. Gary has been a featured speaker at more than 170 professional annual conferences and lean workshops at over 45 universities with over 7,000 professional and university attendees. He is on the editorial board and is contributing editor for the journal of Cost Management with 20 published papers on lean and accounting along with a business column starting in 2019. He recently joined MPlus, a team of professionals to assist individuals and organizations with mindset and system thinking along with coaching to produce a learning organization, and Ricardo Defense in program controls for accounting, compliance, and lean manufacturing services.