Consortium of Advanced Management International CAM-I
CAM-I is an international consortium of manufacturing and service companies, government organizations, consultancies, and academic and professional bodies who have elected to work cooperatively in a pre-competitive environment to solve management problems and critical business issues that are common to the group.
CAM-I, working with its membership, has created innovative cost management models which have improved target costing methods through the application of process based management and performance management tools. CAM-I is a leader in environmental sustainability methodologies and intelligent data quality. Our members are large organizations who have firsthand knowledge in enterprise risk management. We also have advanced applications in the fields of planning and budgeting processes and change adaptation and learning. CAM-I is here to put all this business knowledge and experience into a form that allows our members to benefit.
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CAM-I Mission Statement
The mission of CAM-I is to serve as a collaborative forum of thought leaders who develop practical and effective management tools, techniques and methods to advance the way organizations manage costs, processes and performance.
Our vision is to be recognized as the premier collaborative forum for innovative, leading edge management solutions that create lasting value.
CAM-I in partnership with SmartPros education sources has created a web-based learning environment - The CAM-I University training site.
This web-based tool provides unlimited access to online training and education resources. SmartPros is a leading educational company specializing in Accounting & Finance, HR & Compliance, Health & Safety, Supply Chain Management, and Technology training.
CAM-I University training site is your resource for:
- Continuing Professional Education and credits
- Professional Insights on complex issues
- Online access to our dynamic libraries
To access the CAM-I University site, please click here.
March 2014 Quarterly Meeting
Please join us for the Consortium for Advanced Management-International's (CAM-I) quarterly meeting on March 10-12, 2014, in Alexandria, Virginia. Attendees qualify for up to 20 CPE (Continuing Professional Education) credit hours. Register now by clicking here
In addition to the Strategic Interest Group breakouts, the meeting Tuesday, March 11th, 8:00 a.m. until noon, kindly hosted by the Patent and Trademark Office, will include the following agenda:
|I. Topic: The use of value engineering to reduce program and acquisition costs, improve performance, enhance quality, and foster innovation||Curtina Smith
Office of Federal Procurement Policy
U.S. Office of Management and Budget
|II. Topic: Playing Moneyball in Government||Jon Baron
Coalition for Evidence Based Policy
|III. Topic: Update on Target Costing for Service||Donald E. Carlson
Senior Vice President Process Design Executive
Bank of America
President, Targeted Financial Solutions, LLC
|IV. Topic: Cost and Performance Management in the Federal Government||Dustin Brown
Deputy Assistant Director
U.S. Office of Management and Budget
Deputy Assistant Attorney General/Controller
U.S. Department of Justice
Chief Financial Officer
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Robert Shea (Moderator)
Grant Thornton, LLP
To register, please click here.
Note: CAM-I will also offer Performance Management Training on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014. (Detailed information on page 3) Attendees will receive additional four CPE credits for this training.
CAM-I Quarterly Reports – 2013
CAM-I Current Projects and Initiatives
|Current Projects||Previous Work|
|The CAM-I foundation for changing the way organizations manage their business.|
- May 15th 2014 - London, England
- June 9th-11th 2014 - Naperville, Illinois
- June 24th2014 - Alexandria, Virginia
- September 8th-10th 2014 - St. Louis, Missouri or Seattle Washington
- December 8th -10th 2014 - New Orleans, Louisiana
- March 9th-11th 2015 - Alexandria, Virginia
CAM-I Value Proposition
- ROI - Proven revenue generation and cost savings by application of CAM-I best practices. Member company analyses and case studies have documented profitability improvements and reported annual savings of between $1Million to $21 Million (40X to 840X ROI!).
- Applied research in the areas of Business optimization and Financial value optimization.
- Access to practical, proven, advanced management methods and tools, and to the Fortune 500 companies who are using them via the CAM-I "Members Portal"
Read article from John A. Miller on “Model your way to better business performance”
The basic mission of any commercial organization is to profitably convert resources (people, materials, machinery, equipment, facilities, etc) into products and services customers want to buy. The means of conversion encompasses all of the processes and activities required to make and deliver products and services and to run the business.
In a world where everyone has access to the same raw materials, labor pools, suppliers, machinery, and often the same technology, competition is fierce. In most industries, the only way to differentiate from competitors is in process productivity, performance, and innovation.
Read the full article Model_your_way_to_better_business_performance.
Derek Sandison, Vice President of Strategic Alliances with Decimal Technology, a software and consulting firm, and Ward Melhuish, a Principal at Grant Thornton were interviewed by Federal News Radio’s Chris Dorobek on the recent release of CAM-I’s “Performance Management Maturity Framework”
Together with many other things the focus was on how agencies can improve performance.
There are a lot of questions swirling around about the 2011 budget. But one thing is pretty clear - Your budget is getting cut.
CAM-I Welcomes Our Recent Members
CAM-I’s combination of thought leadership in cost management, process management, performance management creates a unique opportunity and value proposition for enterprise data and information management.
Bank of America
Stellargy Services decided to join the association for several reasons. First, as a IT service delivery company, we want to remain abreast of the new ideas and processes for improving our company’s performance and our clients. The obvious foundational pillar of CAM-I objectives. Secondly, to create relationships with the CAM-I members in order to discuss problems, and solutions that may help with operational improvement and revenue growth for all parties.
Stellargy Services LLC
I joined CAM-I because of the opportunities it brings each member to meet one another and discuss effective management tools and best management ideas and practices that can lead to manage costs, processes and performance and the overall success of a company. The networking opportunities to learn in a “like-minded” group adds to the ROI on time and investment.