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Transforming the Finance Function - From Cost Center to Value-Adding Strategic Differentiator

Description

All too often, corporate finance is relegated to a backward-looking non-strategic function, a necessary cost center that is focused on transactional aspects and reporting. We will demonstrate using real-world examples - how MAHLE can evolve their finance function into a strategic differentiator; one that is a partner for management, insight-focused, forward-looking, and supports true value creation. To do so requires disrupting the status quo, streamlining processes, making data accessible, and shortening cycle times in order to make finance more transparent, more responsive, while also shifting the focus from reporting to analysis, insight, and action. Richard from MAHLE and Christian from KERN will illustrate how to get measurable results to the bottom line.

Speaker
Richard Gray

Richard Gray works at MAHLE Engine Components USA, Inc. in Morristown Tennessee. He has 23 years of experience with MAHLE in the Controlling field and is currently the Manager and Head of Cost Accounting. This is also paired with 5 years of experience in the electronics industry. He has worked through 3 implementations directly and assisted on numerous others. He was the lead for SAP CO for the first R/3 location in North America for MAHLE. His plant and team have been using Allevo for 4years. 

Finance Leaders Roundtable

Description

With 93% of organizations currently engaged in, or planning programs, to improve the quality of their cost information, it’s no surprise that finance leaders are keenly focused on the effects of product costs on their overall performance. This discussion session will cover 2019 trends that modern finance teams are facing, including:
• Finance as a strategic business partner
• Shifting global markets and tariff implications
• Digital transformation in the finance function

Speaker
Stacey Adams and Adrian Rochovski

Adrian Rochofski is the Solution Leader for 3C Software, a leading provider of cost and profitability solutions. He is a hands-on, experienced Controller, as well as Product Costing expert and CxO advisor with a passion for Lean process building. He has successfully implemented budgeting, costing, and profitability architectures at Fortune 500 companies around the globe.Stacey Adams is the Director of Marketing for 3C Software, a leading provider of product cost and profitability solutions. As head of marketing, she has worked actively for the past 15+ years to inform and educate finance leaders on topics and trends relevant to costing, finance, profitability, analytics, and technology. Stacey also leads the SaaS product team at 3C Software, charged with bringing robust, cloud-based product costing capabilities to small and midsized companies. Stacey holds an MBA from UNC Chapel Hill and a BS in Materials Science and Engineering from Cornell University. 

Case Study: How IDEXX Uses Winshuttle to Improve Pricing and Finance Master Data Automation

Description

IDEXX, the world leader in veterinary diagnostics, needed a pushbutton solution to make the pricing implementation process significantly easier and faster. In this session, you’ll learn how IDEXX:

  • Moved from a manual data-entry process that was draining their employees and keeping them from updating material and pricing data in a timely manner
  • Identified the key results needed to grow and empower employees
  • Selected and implemented a solution that automated their SAP S/4HANA processes to reach their goals
  • Realized better than expected results including time and money savings, employee engagement and empowerment, and improved data governance
Speaker
Vanessa Kutasi

Vanessa Kutasi is the main Winshuttle Foundation Admin. She takes care of everything from gaining users, creating scripts/queries/forms/workflows to training. She is very passionate about her job. Vanessa is also a leader for the local New England WUG chapter. Her main focus right now is material master data. She has been with IDEXX 22 years now in various roles from production to support to what she likes to call behind the scenes. 

Creating a Cost-Focused Culture

Description

Manufacturers all have one thing in common – the need for an effective product costing process that delivers accurate and actionable results. Best-in-class finance teams are catapulting costing and cost transparency to the front of the list of strategic initiatives to transform their leaders’ ability to make decisions. Topics include:
• What is a strong costing culture and how do companies benefit?
• Establishing costing as a competitive advantage to identifying opportunities and enabling strategies
• Getting started on the path to better costing by defining the rules, tools, and data involved

Speaker
Stacey Adams and Adrian Rochovski

Adrian Rochofski is the Solution Leader for 3C Software, a leading provider of cost and profitability solutions. He is a hands-on, experienced Controller, as well as Product Costing expert and CxO advisor with a passion for Lean process building. He has successfully implemented budgeting, costing, and profitability architectures at Fortune 500 companies around the globe.Stacey Adams is the Director of Marketing for 3C Software, a leading provider of product cost and profitability solutions. As head of marketing, she has worked actively for the past 15+ years to inform and educate finance leaders on topics and trends relevant to costing, finance, profitability, analytics, and technology. Stacey also leads the SaaS product team at 3C Software, charged with bringing robust, cloud-based product costing capabilities to small and midsized companies. Stacey holds an MBA from UNC Chapel Hill and a BS in Materials Science and Engineering from Cornell University. 

Contact
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