The operational strategy most effective in achieving world-class performance is Lean. Unfortunately, accounting can be an obstacle to the Lean journey as traditional performance metrics are not aligned with nor promote Lean behavior. Operation’s professionals achieve great gains on the production floor but are surprised when there is little evidence of improved operating results on traditional financial reports. Accounting and manufacturing must work together to develop new metrics and “plain English” financial reporting. This class will illustrate the changes required based on 30 years of leading such changes.