Category Archives: Lean Accounting

Why Measuring Efficiency is Anti-Lean

The measurement of people’s efficiency has a long history in manufacturing industries. The design and production engineers calculate the time required to manufacture a product or batch of products. Each time the product is made, the “actual time” is measured … Continue reading

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Work by Seeing It. Make it Visual.

Lean organizations of all kinds make strong use of visual management. Visual management means that – as far as possible – people’s work is scheduled, organized, and controlled by themselves, and the information they need can be easily seen on … Continue reading

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You Get What You Measure. Measure Right

There is a lot of truth in the old adage “what you measure is what you get”. This is certainly true for industrial companies and most other organizations. As you progress with your lean journey you will soon find that … Continue reading

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