The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) awarded 10 students and 10 professors nationwide with an educational scholarship to attend the 2009 Lean Accounting Summit, held September 22-23 in Orlando, Fla.

 

Supported by AME and fellow manufacturing organizations, the annual Lean Accounting Summit attracts more than 500 Lean thinkers from around the world. AME awards the educational scholarships to students and professors interested in learning how adopting Lean accounting principles in their management accounting systems can help organizations make better decisions in their lean transformation efforts. Adopting a lean management accounting system, coincident with but separate from their standard financial reporting system, helps managers understand the financial impacts when making decisions in their Lean operations. AME strongly advocates introducing young men and women to the Lean movement, whether in a manufacturing or other setting.

 

The following students received this year’s scholarship to attend the 2009 Lean Accounting Summit:

·        Matthew Baaske: North Central College, Naperville, Ill.

·        Megan Christman: Marquette University, Milwaukee

·        Mollie Flanagan: St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas

·        Dan Harris: The University of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss.

·        Paul Henry: The University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, Tenn.

·        Jaanki Jeevan: University of Texas, Austin, Texas

·        Susan Murphy: Simmons College, Boston

·        Joseph Kari Olsen: Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

·        Christopher Slouber: Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh

·        Robert Christopher Stoumbos: University of Washington, Seattle

 

The following professors were also awarded attendance at the conference:

·        Ibrahim Aly, Ph.D.: Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec

·        Thomas R. Bednarcik, CPA, CBM: Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh

·        Judith Cassidy, CMA, CPA, Ph.D.: The University of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss.

·        Gerald K. DeBusk, Ph.D., CPA, CMA: The University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, Tenn.

·        David L. Gray, CMA, CPA: North Central College, Naperville, Ill.

·        Susan Hass, CPA: Simmons College, Boston

·        Qianhua Ling, Ph.D.: Marquette University, Milwaukee

·        David E. Platt, Ph.D.: University of Texas, Austin, Texas

·        Monte R. Swain, Ph.D., CPA, CMA: Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

·        Lloyd John D. Tanlu: University of Washington, Seattle

 

At the 2009 Lean Accounting Summit, scholarship recipients had opportunities to network with lean practitioners and business leaders, and learn lean accounting tools and principles from keynote speakers, seminars and workshops.

 

Scholarships will also be awarded next year for students and professors to attend the 2010 Lean Accounting Summit which will be held in Las Vegas on September 20-21.

 

About the Association for Manufacturing Excellence
The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) is the premier not-for-profit organization dedicated to the journey of continuous improvement and enterprise excellence. AME’s membership is composed of a trusted network of individuals who are committed to leveraging the practitioner-to-practitioner and company-to-company shared-learning experience. Through engaging workshops, seminars, plant tours and industry-leading conferences, AME members are continually discovering and implementing new continuous improvement strategies and best practices. AME offers its members a multitude of valuable resources to help them stay abreast of current industry developments, and improve the skills, competitiveness, and overall success of their organizations. For more information, visit www.ame.org or e-mail info@ame.org.