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2nd Edition

Making the Numbers Count
The Accountant as Change Agent on the World-Class Team

ISBN 9781420090604
Published June 18, 2009 by Productivity Press
248 Pages

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Book Description

The first edition of Brian Maskell‘s now classic work proved that when given the chance, accountants would prefer not to serve out their working days as number crunching automatons. With its energetic tone and common sense approach, the book inspired numbers people at all levels to become true allies in their companies lean revolutions. It enco



Brian H. Maskell has more than 25 years' experience in manufacturing and distribution industry. He has held a variety of management positions from the shop-floor of an electronics company to Manager of European Inventories for the Xerox Corporation to Vice President of Product Development and Customer Service of the Unitronix Corporation. Over the past ten years Mr. Maskell's consulting practice has taken him to many manufacturing and distribution companies in the United States, England, Mexico, Australia, South Africa, and Europe. He has assisted these companies in the implementation of advanced manufacturing techniques including lean and agile manufacturing methods, logistics and supply chain management, lean accounting, value-stream costing/management, new performance measurement, process re-engineering, enterprise information systems, and total quality management.

A sought after speaker, Brian Maskell is the author of Practical Lean Accounting (2004), Performance Measurement for World Class Manufacturing (1991), Software and the Agile Manufacturer (1993), New Performance Measures (1994), and the software product Putting Performance Measurement to Work (1999) from Productivity Press. Mr. Maskell‘s works address the needs of manufacturers, distributors, healthcare, insurance companies, banks, and service industries, as they move into the increasingly competitive 21st century. Mr. Maskell conducts seminars and workshops around the world on such subjects as Lean Accounting, the Lean Management System, Performance Measurement for World Class Manufacturing, Lean Manufacturing, Software and the Agile Manufacturer, Value Stream Cost Management, and Agile Manufacturing.

Mr. Maskell has an engineering degree from the University of Sussex, England. He is certified with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in London, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and is a Fellow of the American Produ