Metrics that matter

Performance measurement for lean success
Monday, Oct. 24 Location Code
8:00am-5:00pm Majestic 6-7, 37th floor MW/03

Discover operational and financial reporting everyone can immediately understand and use; learn how to make decisions to drive improvement throughout the company.


Lean companies always run by the numbers. You need real, relevant and timely data to understand today's performance and take the right actions. You also need operational and financial measurements that can be immediately understood and used by everybody in the organization. Most companies attempt to make break-through lean change while still using the same old performance measurements and financial reports. These traditional measurements were designed for traditional production. Lean companies need different measurements and different financials. They need "metrics that matter." With hands-on examples, learn about operational metrics driving financial results, how to develop and use performance drivers for financial results and customer value, accounting flow and value stream accounting.


BMA Inc. is a consulting firm specializing in lean management, lean accounting and company-wide lean transformation. It helps organizations large and small to become truly lean enterprises by creating thorough lean management systems that transform the entire business. BMA’s recent work has extended these approaches beyond manufacturing into health care, financial services, government and other industries. It works with executives that have tried unsuccessfully to implement lean manufacturing and now recognize the need for lean transformation throughout the company's processes and management.  

Presenter: Brian Maskell

Brian H. Maskell is president of BMA Inc., with more than 30 years’ experience in the manufacturing and distribution industry. He has held a variety of management positions from the shop-floor of an electronics company to manager of European inventories for the Xerox Corporation to vice president of product development and customer service of the Unitronix Corporation. Maskell has an engineering degree from the University of Sussex, England. He is certified with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in London.