Holiday Inn-Elk Grove, 1000 Busse Road, Elk Grove Village, IL. If an IT system has a choke hold on the company's lean journey simply because the internal systems are hampered by outdated processes linked to the old batch and queue, this workshop with 2004 Shingo Prize for Research recipient Jean Cunningham, will help jump-start the transition to lean. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday and 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, Cunningham shares her own experiences as CFO and leader of IT for Lantech and Marshfield Door Systems in a presentation designed to benefit CIO & CFOs, information application analysts, accounting managers, cost accountants, purchasing management planners and lean leaders in manufacturing companies. Cost is $845 for AME members and $995 for non-members. Advance registration recommended.