Management Accounting and the Cost of Quality
  • CODE : JOMO-0069
  • Duration : 60 Minutes
  • Level : Beginner
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José Ignacio Mora is a seasoned Principal Consultant specializing in Manufacturing Engineering and Quality Systems with over 30 years of experience in the medical device and life sciences industry. His expertise lies in manufacturing, process development, tooling, and quality systems. Before joining Atzari Consulting as a consulting partner, José served as Director of Manufacturing Engineering at Boston Scientific and as Quality Systems Manager at Stryker Orthopedics.

José has an impressive track record of leading the successful launch of manufacturing at a start-up urology products company, creating a world-class medical device manufacturing operation with JIT, Kanban systems, visual workplace, and lean manufacturing practices. His expertise extends to surgical instruments, PTA & PTCA dilatation and guiding catheters, plastic surgery implants and tissue expanders, urology implants and devices, delivery systems for brachytherapy, orthopedic implants and instruments, and vascular surgery grafts and textiles.

José has training and decades of hands-on application of world-class methodologies such as Kepner-Tregoe, Taguchi techniques, Theory of Constraints, Lean Manufacturing, Five S (Visual Workplace), process validation to Global Harmonization Task Force standards, and similar approaches.

Managing quality is an imperative for any organization to remain competitive. Measurements of quality are essential, however supplementing that information with financial information further adds to success in managing quality.

Ultimately the language of money is what executives and managers rely on to make better decisions.

Unfortunately, most financial reporting neglects to report quality information such as the costs of quality (COQ).

In this presentation the basics of management accounting will be described including measuring profits and costs of products, standard service-lines, distribution channels, and customers. The presentation will then expand on how this basic information can be leveraged to report and display how end-to-end business processes can be reported as prevention, appraisal, internal failure, and external failure. These are the COQ’s components to report the costs of conformance and costs of nonconformance. Each of the four can be decomposed into elements for each of them.

The presentation will describe how the lean management community applies lean accounting principles with value stream maps to aid in focusing waste reduction and throughput cycle time reduction.

Attendees to this course will feel like they have added being a consultant to their set of skills.

Areas Covered    

  • How external statutory compliance financial reporting for government regulatory agencies and the investment community is different from internal management accounting for insights to make better decisions.
  • The fundamentals to calculating costs including complying with costing’s causality principle – having cause-and-effect relationships between incurred expenses (e.g., salaries, wages, supplies) and the output costs (e.g., product costs) that consume the expenses.
  • How cost “attributes” (e.g., the 4 COQ classifications; value-add versus nonvalue-add) can be attached to costs providing “the color of money”.
  • How lean accounting leverages management accounting.
  • Barriers and obstacles that prevent CFOs and accountants from reporting COQ.

Who Should Attend    

  • CxOs
  • CFOs
  • Financial officers and controllers
  • Managerial and cost accountants
  • Financial and business analysts
  • Budget managers
  • Strategic planners
  • Marketing and sales managers
  • Supply chain analysts
  • Risk managers
  • CIO and information technology staff
  • Board of Directors

Why Should You Attend

Many organizations struggle answering these types of questions:

  • Do we know how to measure our cost of quality (COQ)?
  • If we did measure our cost of quality, what decisions and actions would we take with the COQ information?
  • How might we integrate cost of quality reporting with our other total quality management information (e.g., ISO 9000)?

  • $160.00

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