Ask Amelia: What metrics do you use to measure productivity?

What are some metrics that you use to measure productivity? If they are related to manufacturing/production even better.

Productivity measures can sometimes be a bit tricky as there is no one size fits all. That said, measuring process improvements will lead to measuring your productivity.

In production/manufacturing settings a few important indicators can be easily measured: cycle time, time to manufacture a finished product, or number of finished products per hour (or minute depending on your production line). These can be broken down into specific process steps, and there are many more.

In any setting, the best way to measure productivity is to look at key performance indicators and set specific targets to hit. The key is to understanding your business and what is critical to delivering products to market, and then into the customer’s hands.

Thanks to LinkedIn user CaMesha Reece for the great question!