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How Firms Use Lean Six Sigma

Posted By Administration, Thursday, October 8, 2015

"We encourage firms to also start looking at some new, what we call Lean metrics, such as turnaround times. If you’re focused on client service, part of that needs to be not be sitting on their work for months and months at a time. What are you actually getting done? Looking at throughput and output. How much capacity did you create? Did you free up time at a busy season? Did you get your team a bit of a break?

"Our industry, you know every firm I go in to, as a general industry statement, there are a lot of people burnt out in our firms. And to give them some hope that we don’t have to keep working harder and harder each year to get the same work done, that is a big objective of a lot of the project teams I work with. So finding ways of, I know it’s cliché, work smarter, be able to get more done by working smarter without working crazy hours to get that same work done."

Our Senior consultants answer questions about Lean Six Sigma at the 2015 Boomer Technology Circle Summit. Current members can access video recordings of Summit presentations at Videos for All Circle Members (must be signed in).

7 minutes


Tags:  2015  BTC Summit  Lean Six Sigma  processes 

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Meet Dustin Hostetler

Posted By Dustin Hostetler, Thursday, April 30, 2015

"The feedback we had from that office was incredible; comments like "this was the best busy season that we've ever had." At that point I knew we were on to something. It was extremely rewarding to hear the positive feedback and that these process improvement techniques, that started off in other industries, could work and do apply to tax returns processes, audit processes, you name it within a CPA firm..."

New Shareholder Dustin Hostetler describes his background and shares how he applied Lean and Six Sigma concepts to the accounting profession.

4 minutes


Tags:  2015  Blog  Dustin Hostetler  leadership  Lean Six Sigma  Processes  Trends 

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Process improvement from the viewpoint of a Managing Partner

Posted By Dennis Sherrin, Friday, February 6, 2015

"We went through the process, and you’ve probably heard of it, Lean Six Sigma, Lean processing.  They’re manufacturing terms that have been applied, not just to the accounting industry but engineering firms, architecture firms; a lot of different arenas.  Just like anything else..."

Dennis Sherrin, Managing Partner of Hartmann, Blackmon & Kilgore P.C., speaks about his firm's experience with Lean Six Sigma during a Boomer Technology Circles™ meeting session called "Idea Factory," a session where members share an idea that has made a positive difference within their firm.  Recorded in May, 2011.

5 minutes


Tags:  2011 Spring  Audit Process  boomer technology circles  Dennis Sherrin  Hartmann Blackmon and Kilgore  Idea Factory  Lean Six Sigma  processes  Tax Process 

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Process Improvement

Posted By Jim Boomer, Thursday, January 29, 2015

"So what are the results you can expect?  Well, you can identify wasted time and money; hidden dollars start to show themselves.  Moral and job satisfaction improve because people are more efficient and aren’t wasting time doing meaningless tasks or redundant tasks.  You have more consistent and effective work.  And really, you can ramp up new hires or people that transfer within your organization; the amount of time that it takes to get them up to speed is reduced.  Another question I often get is..."

 4 minutes


Tags:  2014 Blog  Audit Process  Jim Boomer  Lean Six Sigma  Processes  Tax Process 

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VIDEO: Workflow Processes

Posted By Administration, Thursday, April 25, 2013
Updated: Thursday, January 3, 2013

Recorded January 2012

1 minute


Tags:  2012  Blog  Jim Boomer  processes  workflow 

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VIDEO: Effective and Efficient Processes

Posted By Administration, Thursday, August 9, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, October 30, 2012

2 minutes


Tags:  2012  Blog  L. Gary Boomer  processes 

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