The application of Lean methodology has clearly defined goals: to reduce waste and raise productivity. But, to be able to tell if you’re using it successfully, you must first know how to measure the results. To that end, Lean comes with a wide range of metrics to choose from.
Which ones you’re going to apply strongly depends on what your process deals with, what it looks like, and where your improvement focus is. The choice of metrics will also be tied with the Lean analysis methods that your process makes use of - feel free to view some of them in the Lean Methodology section.
The most common Lean metrics are: