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A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving Cost Leadership
Measure and Manage Profitability and Performance...

        Thursday, June 24, 2010

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Day 2

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In-House Training & Customization

One of the more popular vehicles for accessing the Institute’s...

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Conference Notes

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  1. 1. COSTING & PROFITABILITY: A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving Cost Leadership Measure and Manage Profitability and Performance June 24-25, 2010 Washington, DC You Will Learn to: Implement Use Activity-Based Costing to Improve Financial Performance Profitability Understand how ABC information can create value in your organization Develop a Plan to Implement Activity-Based Costing and Costing Define your project and build a business case for implementation Analytics Build a Costing and Profitability Model Identify key components in calculating costs and profitability accurately and effectively for Value Create a Cost Leadership Plan that Works Integrate costing with other performance systems within your business to Creation achieve cost leadership In Association with:
  2. 2. Day 1 COSTING & PROFITABILITY Thursday, June 24, 2010 8:30 11:15 Conference Registration and Continental Breakfast Step Two: Conduct Process Analysis • How to build an organizational process model 9:00 • Conduct effective and efficient activity workshops Introduction to Profitability and Performance • Document your methodology using Management Using Activity-Based Costing Cost Flow Diagrams • What is ABC? How does it compare to other • Validate your results costing methods? • Exercise: Building an ABC Study • How will ABC information be used to create value in your company? 12:15 • Overview of common ABC methods Lunch Break • Use Time-Driven ABC: a new approach to dramatically shorten implementation time and 1:15 maintenance effort Step Two Continued • Case Study: A simple illustration • Introduction to the RapidABC methodology for profitability 3:15 Break and Refreshments 10:00 Break and Refreshments 3:30 Step Three: Collect Data 10:15 • Identify key data sources Step One: Develop a Plan • Methods for time capture • Identify data attributes • Strategies to avoid common problems in • Develop a data strategy implementing ABC • Survey the landscape of your business • Assess the available data for profitability 4:30 Day One Adjourns • Define the scope for your project • Develop a project charter and business case • Plan and conduct a Pilot • Case Study: Develop a Project plan Who Should Attend? • CFOs • Directors of Finance • VPs of Finance • Forecasting Analysts • Controllers • Financial Analysts 2
  3. 3. Day 2 COSTING & PROFITABILITY Friday, June 25, 2010 8:30 Top 5 Reasons Conference Registration and Continental Breakfast to Attend: 9:00 Step Four: Build the Model Complete • Key components in calculating costs an exercise in building and profitability an ABC framework • Exercise: Build a basic ABC calculation (in Excel) • Model review and validation • Software selection: Buy, Build or Rent? Hear • Identify key requirements case studies on best practices in costing 12:00 and profitability Lunch Break 1:00 Develop an effective data Step Five: Reporting and Value Creation collection strategy • Key report types for Profitability and Costing: Financial, Operational, Strategic Integrating Performance Measures Learn • Uses of Profitability and Costing analytics how to properly • Case Study: Value Creation using report profitability ABC information and costing analysis • Link profitability with planning and forecasting • Create an analytics strategy Identify 3:00 resources for deploying and maintaining Break and Refreshments profitability initiatives 3:15 Step Six: Make it Stick • Integrate profitability with other business and performance processes and systems • Link profitability to performance measurement and incentive compensation • Resources for deploying and maintaining profitability • Create business leadership • Manage change with ABC 4:15 Training Adjourns 3
  4. 4. COSTING & PROFITABILITY In-House Training & Customization One of the more popular vehicles for accessing the Institute’s educational offerings is the delivery of on-site trainings and management facilitations. Bringing a training or facilitation in-house gives you the opportunity to customize a program that addresses your exact challenges and provides a more personal learning experience, while virtually eliminating travel expenses. Whether you require training for your department or for an organization-wide initiative, the advanced learning methods employed by ASMI will create an intimate training atmosphere that maximizes knowledge transfer to enhance the talent within your organization. Customization: We realize that not all obstacles can be overcome by applying an “off-the-shelf” solution. While many training providers will offer you some variation of their standard training, ASMI’s subject matter experts will work with you and your team to examine your programs and determine your exact areas of need. The identification of real life examples will create a learning atmosphere that resonates with participants while at the same time providing immediate return on your training investment. Using interactive exercises that employ actual projects or scenarios from your organization, instructors can address specific challenges and align the curriculum of each session to your objectives. While the majority of on-site trainings are focused on smaller groups, ASMI also has the ability to accommodate organization-wide training initiatives. Utilizing multiple instructors, the Institute has the capacity to deliver courses to groups of up to 300 participants per day. Areas of Expertise: On-site delivery of single courses, certification programs and entire packages of specialized courses are available in the following areas: • Strategic Planning • Contracting • Performance Measurement • Performance Reporting • Project Management • Program Evaluation • Lean Six Sigma • Administrative Management • Workforce Management • Change Management • Budgeting and Forecasting • Balanced Scorecard For more information about in-house training and certification options, please contact Jennifer Mueller at 202-739-9619 or email her at Sponsorship Opportunities: As a conference and training provider, The American Strategic Management Institute is an expert in bringing together leaders to share and discuss best practices and innovations. We connect decision-makers with respected solution providers. ASMI offers four different pre-designed sponsorship packages: • Event Co-Sponsor • Luncheon Sponsor • Session Sponsor • Exhibit Booth Sponsor For more information on sponsorships or to get started, contact Meredith Mason at 202-739-9707 or email her at 4
  5. 5. COSTING & PROFITABILITY Venue & Hotel Venue and Hotel: Exhibiting & Sponsorship: Costing and Profitability: A Step-by-Step Guide to To learn more about exhibiting and sponsorships Achieving Cost Leadership will be held at the Performance at Costing and Profitability, please contact Institute’s Training Center in Arlington, VA, just one block Meredith Mason at 202-739-9707 or email her at east of the Courthouse stop on the Orange Line of the DC Metro. A public parking garage is located inside of the building for $10/day. Continental breakfast, refreshments Quality Assurance: and lunch will be provided for delegates on each day. ASMI strives to provide you with the most productive and effective educational experience possible. If after completing the course The Performance Institute Conference Center you feel there is some way we can improve, please write your 1515 N. Courthouse Rd., Suite 600 comments on the evaluation form provided upon your arrival. Arlington, VA 22201 Should you feel dissatisfied with your learning experience and wish 703-894-0920 to request a credit or refund, please submit it in writing no later than 10 business days after the end of the training to: A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the ASMI Corporate Headquarters: Arlington Rosslyn Courtyard by Marriott at the prevailing 805 15th Street, NW 3rd Floor rate of $226 until May 24, 2010. Please call the hotel Washington, DC 20005 directly and reference code “Costing and Profitability” when making reservations to get the discounted rate. The We will evaluate individual complaints in a context of collective hotel is conveniently located three blocks from the Rosslyn comments from the event. Metro station. Please ask the hotel about a complimentary Note: A $399 service fee will be charged on cancellations received shuttle that is also available for your convenience. less than four weeks from the date of the event. A credit memo will also be sent reflective of that amount, which can be used for Arlington Rosslyn Courtyard by Marriott a future conference. If you do not cancel your registration before 1533 Clarendon Blvd. the day of the event, you will be charged for the full conference amount. As speakers are confirmed six months before the event, Arlington, VA 22209 some speaker changes or topic changes may occur in the program. Phone: 703-528-2222 / 1-800-321-2211 ASMI is not responsible for speaker changes, but will work to ensure a comparable speaker is located to participate in the program. If for any reason ASMI decides to cancel this conference, ASMI accepts no responsibility for covering airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by registrants, including delegates, sponsors and guests. Tuition & Group Discounts: The tuition rate for attending Costing and Profitability: Note: Payment must be secured prior to the conference. If payment is not received by the conference start date, a method of A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving Cost Leadership payment must be presented at the time of registration in order to is as follows: guarantee your participation at the event. Offerings Early Bird Regular Rate Discounts: Conference $1399* $1499 • All ‘Early Bird’ Discounts must require payment at time of registration and before the cut-off date in order to receive any discount. * For the Early Bird Rate, register before April 29, 2010. • Any discounts offered whether by The Performance Institute (including team discounts) must also require payment at the time For more information on group discounts for Costing and of registration. Profitability contact Paul Rogers at 858-737-4122 or email •All discount offers cannot be combined with any other offer. him at •Discounts cannot be applied retroactively. 5
  6. 6. COSTING & PROFITABILITY Registration Form Call Fax this Form to Visit 877-992-9521 866-234-0680 Registration Form Yes! Register me for Costing and Profitability: A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving Cost Leadership Please call me. I am interested in a special group discount for my team Delegate Information Name Title Organization Dept. Address City State Zip Telephone Fax Email Payment Information Check Purchase Order/Training Form Credit Card Credit Card Number Expiration Date Verification no. Name on Card Billing Address Please make checks payable to: The American Strategic Management Institute CANCELLATION POLICY: The American Strategic Management Institute will provide a full refund less a $399 administration fee for cancellations requested four weeks prior to the event start date unless cancellation occurs within two weeks prior to the event start date. If a cancellation is requested less than two weeks prior to the event start date, no refund will be issued. Registrants who fail to attend and do not cancel prior to the event will be charged the entire registration fee. All cancellations must be requested through the cancellation link found in your attendance confirmation email. Please note that cancellation is not final until you receive a cancellation confirmation email. I have read and accepted the Cancellation Policy above. ACKNOWLEDGED AND AGREED By: ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Date: _______________________________________ Priority Code: B328-WEB 6
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  8. 8. COSTING & PROFITABILITY About ASMI ASMI’s Vision Areas of Focus: In this challenging economic landscape, organizations • PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT: must develop and execute innovative strategies to survive Using business analytics to drive strategy and thrive. Performance and process improvement • PROCESS IMPROVEMENT: methodologies give managers the tools they need to Leaning processes for efficiency and quality improvement run leaner, more efficient businesses. The mission of the American Strategic Management Institute (ASMI) is to • FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT: connect business leaders with best-in-class practices Budgeting and forecasting for better decision-making and training to address management challenges and • PROJECT MANAGEMENT: improve results. ASMI has grown into one of the nation’s Managing projects to deliver results on time, within most innovative training providers, combining market scope and in budget research and industry insight to deliver experiences and • LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: tools to inspire leaders and grow businesses. Through Building leadership skills to manage in times of change and conflict virtual sessions, national summits, training programs and consulting services, ASMI brings together leaders to share insights, ideas and actions to transform organizations. Services Available: VIRTUAL TRAINING BRIEFINGS 90-minute training sessions for the latest tools and techniques to deliver results. NATIONAL SUMMITS National events allowing business leaders to share best practices and strategies for success. TRAINING PROGRAMS Methodology-based training modules in management competencies, offered publicly or custom-designed for your organization CONSULTING SERVICES Field experts who can bring bold change to your workforce planning processes. ASMI Corporate Headquarters 805 15th Street, NW, 3rd Floor Washington, DC 20005 PHONE: 877-992-9522 FAX: 866-234-0680