Founder and President
widely recognized as one of the pioneers of lean accounting and the lean office having led the lean transition in those
environments since the early 90’s. She has given lectures and consulted
on applying lean to the the lean office for over fifteen years. With JCC, Jean
travels world-wide presenting lean workshops, consulting on lean
strategy, and facilitating kaizens and other lean-based events.
Jean is the former Vice President and CFO at Lantech, Inc
. and Marshfield Door Systems
. From 2006-11, she was the CFO and a Director-at-Large for the Association for Manufacturing Excellence
a well known business association providing lean workshops and other
industry events. Jean was an original Thought Leader for the Lean Accounting Summit
and presents there annually. She also teaches Lean Accounting for the Ohio State University Master of Business Operational Excellence
Jean has published two books of practical application based on her corporate lean journey. Real Numbers
won the Shingo Prize for research in 2004 and has become an essential lean accounting text. Easier, Simpler, Faster
won the Shingo Prize for research in 2008 and is recommended reading for lean IS/IT efforts. She also contributed to Lean Accounting
, a collection of works by lean experts.
Jean has a BS in Accounting from Indiana University and an MBA from Northeastern University’s Executive Program.
the JCC staff in the areas of research, writing, editing, graphics and
layout, web site development and maintenance, marketing, administration,
He formerly contracted with the U.S. Census Bureau and
Yum Brands and was earlier employed at Ceridian and Digital Equipment
Corporation. Alan’s roles included group supervisor, project manager,
senior hardware/ software documentation specialist, specification
writer, desktop publishing manager, senior training developer, and
senior field service engineer. He also has extensive experience in
editing, customer support, and software analysis.
Alan has a BS in Education from Indiana University.