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Lean Six Sigma Projects for Finance and Accounting Transformation: Examples of Top Financial Services Operations

Our previous article in this series shone a spotlight on the lean six sigma finance transformation challenges in the fiercely competitive world of retail operations. This article zeroes in on an equally high-pressure environment: Retail investment management. The Lab has extensive experience in this realm, helping firms from regional players to top-five global powerhouses. The …

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Finance Transformation for Lean Retail: Business Intelligence in Shared Services for CFOs

Our last article served up its share of war stories from the front lines of finance transformation in the world of lean principles in insurance. In this article, we’re sticking with the topic of lean finance transformation, but we’re shifting the venue to the fast-paced, ultra-competitive, razor-thin-margin, zero-room-for-error realm of retail operations. Some people may …

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Finance Transformation with Lean Principles for Insurance CFOs

Finance Transformation for Insurance CFOs

Our last blog article discussed the challenges of lean finance management transformation in hospitals. In this article, we’re sticking to the topic of lean finance transformation. But we’re changing the venue to insurance. Are there more similarities than differences? Read on, and decide for yourself. Finance transformation with lean principles and the CFO in the …

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How to Improve Finance Function Processes with Lean Finance and Accounting Transformation

How to improve finance function processes

This client initiative summary case study on lean finance process improvement and transformation concerns a Top 5 U.S. bank, a leader in residential mortgages and small-business lending. They were under pressure to undertake a lean finance and accounting transformation. And they were facing continuing cost increases—higher than what management desired. Despite bank-wide growth, they needed …

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