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The Utilisation Measure

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About this Podcast Episode

A gauge of work completed compared to available capacity, the Utilisation Measure is a commonly used Key Performance Indicator.  But in this thought-provoking episode, PMI Senior Consultant Damion Albinson sheds light on how this measure, while popular, can sometimes hinder the achievement of flow in Lean businesses.

Sharing a compelling case study to illustrate, Damion explains how the Utilisation Measure’s focus on constant busyness can lead to inefficiencies and missed opportunities.  So listen now to hear more on why your organisation should prioritise flow over utilisation to achieve results.

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Join Susannah and Damion in the studio as they discuss The Utilisation Measure. You’ll hear about:

  • Impact of the utilisation measure on achieving flow in Lean businesses
  • Flow as a core principle of lean business practices
  • Factors to consider for enabling flow: customer demand rates, cycle time, balancing work, allowing for variation


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