We’re heading into the big season for major lean conferences, the biggest being the annual Lean Accounting Smmiut in Savannah in October and the AME Conference in Jacksonville in November. It will probably cost three grand to send someone to the Summit; four to send someone to AME. As the events loom everyyear I seem to always be drawn into the same conversations. I urge senior folks to take a broad view in deciding who should be toddled off to the events; the senior folks push back on the cost and can’t see why anyone not directly involved should go … ‘Why should anyone other than the CFO and the Controller go to the Lean Accounting Summit?’ … ‘Why send anyone other than the lean coordinator and the operations folks to AME?’