What Our Members Are Saying
We have joined CAM-I as a regular member because of its world-wide reputation on target costing research and publications. As a large consulting firm specialized in target costing and strategic cost management in Japan, we are excited to participate in CAM-I’s activities in target costing and make contribution to the advancement of target costing. As CAM-I is gaining international reputation on process analysis and cost management, I expect to see more Japanese companies joining CAM-I in the future - Hirokatsu Hibino, CEO ALTA Management
"Having been introduced to CAM-I by Grant Thornton, our attendance at the December 2009 conference highlighted how, by working with other like-minded companies committed to continuous improvement in a collaborative non-competitive environment, significant potential exists for CAM-I members to develop ground-breaking thought leadership, tools, techniques and propositions.
The evident enthusiasm of the members and their collective commitment to make investment in CAM-I work equally for the wider membership as well as their own organizations. The track-record of CAM-I delivering on its promise and retaining long-term relationships also fits well with the principles of Unipart.
We look forward to contributing to the 2010 program to learn, develop and share best practice, and to help UEP grow its global footprint in our chosen markets." - Gary Tharme Account Development Director, UNIPART Expert PRACTICES
“At Vangent, we are always looking for ways to improve and provide greater value to our customers. CAM-I provides us the opportunity to share best practices in their emerging Health Care interest group and leverage the vast knowledge base for Process Based Management which ties cost, process, performance management, and risk management into an integrated approach.” Kerry Weems, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Vangent’s Health Solutions division.
“CAM-I is a global leader in the field of Management Accounting. Management Accounting Association of Korea (MAAK) is a collaborative research organization aimed to promote co-work between academia and business in the field of Management Accounting. MAAK will be a meaningful venue of the globalization of CAM-I.” - Kyung T. Lee (Management Accounting Association of Korea)
“The CMS program has identified so many key projects in areas that all companies need, I can't imagine not wanting to be involved in all of them. Regardless of industry, business model, customer/ supplier base, CMS adds value to all organizations.
"The work that CAM-I is doing surrounding Process Based Management is very timely. As more and more companies embrace an end-to-end process structure within their organization, deployment and assessment/ validation of results is critical for adoption and lasting cultural change." Lisa Hershman – Former Senior VP for Operational Excellence at Avnet, now CEO Hammer and Company
“ This is a great beginning for getting companies from Mexico. We have every intention of working with CAM-I and growing membership in Mexico. Pedro San Martin - CEO Kreston Mexico
“CAM-I is a great platform that enables us to share ideas with our expert colleagues. It is a friendly environment where it is easy to challenge paradigms and thus open your mind to other points of view. All this helps us provide better solutions for our customers through our Cost Management and Budget Planning software.” Christian Babbini - Decimal
“CAM-I is a thought leader in the field of Cost and Performance Management. TCS provides consulting offerings in these areas. Synergies with CAM-I through membership and access to their knowledge base, helps in our endeavor for us to provide better value to our customers.” Mr. S. Mukund - Tata Consultancy Services
“We are pleased to continue participating in the rigorous foundational thinking of the Process Based Management Program. Access to CAM-I thought leadership in this and other advanced management methods enables the USMC to better leverage its Continuous Process Improvement efforts." Gale Heaivilin, Deputy Director - USMC
“We have joined CAM-I as a regular member because of its world-wide reputation on target costing research and publications. As a large consulting firm specialized in target costing and strategic cost management in Japan, we are excited to participate in CAM-I’s activities in target costing and make contribution to the advancement of target costing. As CAM-I is gaining international reputation on process analysis and cost management, I expect to see more Japanese companies joining CAM-I in the future” Mr. Hirokatsu Hibino, CEO ALTA Management.
“The membership primarily benefits the Coast Guard by providing a quarterly forum for Coast Guard members to interact with leading world authorities and peers throughout private and public industry in performance, cost, and process-based management disciplines. Currently, we are pursuing several process based management efforts that have a direct correlation to the PBM Program. The enterprise capabilities garnered from CAM-I membership and participation will provide the support environment necessary to yield future project successes and benchmarking. The most notable of these projects managed out of CG Headquarters is the Resource Management Modernization Effort that directly impacts all our resource management levels. The benefits for the USCG to becoming a process based culture (through training and application of the PBM approach along with the convergence of business intelligence) is expected to result in optimized operations aligned with and supported by the USCG vision, missions and values of agility and flexibility.” Marcia Shell, CDFM Office of United States Coast Guard
“CAM-I is working on the entire supply chain, process maturity and cost maturity models on value engineering and target costing. This will help in operational efficiency and managing costs and with our project work. CAM-I has a roadmap to constantly manage cost and profitability.” S. (Radha) Radhakrishnan, Principal Consultant, Organizational Effectiveness, Shell Learning
“I have been involved for over 5 years and the major benefit I have received is the interaction with the participants at the sessions. There is a wealth of knowledge available at the quarterly meetings that can be extracted by taking the time to interact with the people in attendance in a variety of ways whether through the formal meetings and/or the informal social gatherings. CAMI provides the conduit for participants to learn and bring back relevant knowledge to their workplace.”
Todd Scaletta, Director – Knowledge Management, CMA Canada
CAM-I has provided Navistar with a venue to benchmark several companies at once to understand how others have overcome the challenges of effectively implementing and utilizing Target Cost and its principles.
Elaine Jones, PC&A Department Manager, Navistar, Inc.
As a manger I want to be armed with the knowledge that will guide effective change in my organization. If you want insightful management solutions to problems you face in the workplace, CAM-I is one of the best investments you will ever make.
Dave Robinson, Aviation Force Element Group Business Manager, Royal Australian Navy
“Other organizations have a piece of the management puzzle. Only CAM-I takes an integrated approach to cost, process, performance, and risk management in a collaborative environment among private sector companies, government organizations, and academia. CAM-I membership has been invaluable to my organization as we seek to develop cost accounting systems to both comply with U.S. federal law (e.g., the Chief Financial Officer Act) and provide our senior commanders and managers the type of high quality cost management information they deserve.”Steve Connair, Director of Economics and Business Management, U.S. Air Force