Articles & Whitepapers

The Skinny on Lean Management

Richard Schonberger, Ph.D. writes that Lean Management doesn't resonate in marketing and sales. Nor does it among boards, senior executives and investors.  Obscured are its much greater potential in the distribution pipelines and its strong customer focus...

Managing Value Stream Performance

This paper discusses the transformation from Standard Costing to Lean Accounting, to enable change in the Lean Enterprise.  The differences, impact, challenges and benefits.

The Navigator and The Accountant

PCS Consulting alliance partner Doug Hicks makes the case for better understanding and implementation of costing systems by examining the roll and impact of managerial accountants.

ABC Software Evaluation Methodology

Proven methodology to evaluate and select ABC (Activity Based Costing) software to best meet your business requirements, leveraging software intelligence and expertise.


I May Be Wrong, But I Doubt It: How Accounting Information Undermines Profitability

It may be effective in reporting historical results to outsiders, but relying on the information generated by a GAAP-based accounting system when making management decisions can seriously undermine a company’s ability to grow into a profitable future.  Doug Hicks, PCS Consulting Alliance Partner, makes the case to support this statement in his new book.

Practical Lean Accounting

Practical Lean Accounting. A Proven System for Measuring and Managing the Lean Enterprise, authors Brian Maskell and Bruce Baggaley present a the Lean Accounting methodology to support Lean Manufacturing.

Demon Customers & Angel Customers

One of the oldest myths in business is that every customer is a valuable customer. This book shows how businesses can thrive by learning which customers are creating the most profit-and which are losing them money. Larry Selden and Geoff Colvin show how to manage the business not as a collection of products and services but as a customer portfolio.

The Closed Loop - Implementing Activity Based Planning & Budgeting

Organization and management ideas and practices have advanced considerably for many years. But the art of management is in its infancy. Developing our knowledge, skills, and attitudes begins in books like this one. The foundations of general management are explored here. How? By focusing on planning and budgeting fundamentals. Charles T. Horngren, Stanford University



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