Chapter 10

Lean Performance Metrics, Lean Accounting, and Financial Controls

Performance metrics are collected and used for two principal purposes. First, they enable a better understanding and monitoring of the current system state. Second, they are used for control activities, which include external reporting as well as continuous improvement efforts. Various metrics have been devised to assist the lean practitioner. It is important to recognize that each of these metrics should help focus monitor and control efforts to better assist the attainment of improvements in system objectives regarding time, cost, quality, flexibility, sustainability, safety, and morale as noted in Chapter 1.

This chapter focuses on identifying various metrics lean ...

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