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Defining Lean Accounting

A common criticism of Lean Thinking is that it is not aligned with traditional accounting practices, which means that can be a challenge to get organisationally influential financial managers to buy into the whole concept. Lean accounting was developed to recognise that if you are implementing lean, you’ll need an additional perspective on how you measure, control and account for your operations that can complement the established approaches. This article introduces Lean Accounting and sets the scene for its adoption in order to have an effective method to account for lean’s real impact.

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Become LCS Accredited

An organisation's lean training system can become accredited so that learners who complete its training programmes receive Certificates of Lean Competency. The accrediting process ensures the training system is fit for purpose and aligned to the LCS levels, involving an in-depth scrutiny of all its components. An Accredited Certifier of Lean Competency is licenced for 2 years (renewable) to use the system.

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Become LCS Certified

Experienced lean practitioners can become LCS Certified via an Approved Prior Learning and Experience (APLE) route. This is designed for those with a track record of lean implementation and a broad knowledge of lean thinking principles and techniques, but have no formal lean qualifications or recognition of their credentials. Certification can be at LCS levels 2 and 3.

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The LCS Framework

The LCS is a lean qualifications framework used by accredited organisations to support lean training programmes, facilities or academies and by employees and lean practitioners as a vehicle to develop lean thinking knowledge and practical skills. There are seven levels in the framework, grouped into three categories 1) Fundamental, 2) Technical and 3) Strategic, covering the entire spectrum of lean knowledge and practice.

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