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Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021; 5-6 p.m. EST

Many companies have been struggling with a decrease in sales, tight cash flow, and difficulty in developing projections, following the events of 2020. Information and communications technology can be a useful tool in resolving these issues. 

Businesswoman in office using phone at her desk.The third session of the Plante Moran & QUNIE seminar series will be presented on the sophistication of factory cost control by utilizing information and communications technology (ICT). These ever-evolving technologies are expected to create an industrial transformation. They also have a great effect on cost reduction and cost control and are useful for collecting required noncontact cost data in the COVID-19 era.

In this webinar, we’ll use examples from Japanese companies and explain how to utilize the cost control method in operation. By the end of the webinar, you’ll be better prepared to apply it as a reference for your cost reduction activities and enhancement of cost control.

Main topics:

  • Definition and characteristics of ICT
  • Introduction of ICT utilization cases
  • Transition and trends of cost control methods
  • Proposal for utilizing ICT for cost control methods

Live webinar in Japanese (live presentation and Q&A)


  • Yasuo Kaminaga (QUNIE Corporation)
QUNIE Corporation was established in Japan as the management consulting firm of NTT Group. They provide various services including development of strategy and restructuring of business processes. They have been working with Plante Moran for many years.