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How to Automatically Monitor KPIs in Aviation SMS Programs - With Free KPI Resources

Posted by Tyler Britton on Jan 3, 2018 5:19:00 AM

What Is a KPI in Aviation SMS Programs

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), also called SPIs (Safety Performance Indicators), are data metrics that indicate the baseline performance of your SMS program for managing safety. The term Key Performance Indicators are indicative of the scope of KPIs:

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How to Set Up and Monitor Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in Existing SMS Program

Posted by Tyler Britton on Oct 25, 2017 5:58:00 AM

Monitor KPIs in Existing SMS Programs

Setting up and monitoring key performance indicators (KPIs) in existing aviation SMS programs can be a daunting task for new safety managers or safety managers who are taking over an existing organization. Such safety managers have many questions like:

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What is a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) in Aviation SMS? - With Free KPI Resources

Posted by Tyler Britton on Mar 13, 2017 6:00:00 AM

What is a Key Performance Indicator?

Answering the question, what is a key performance indicator, is not exactly as straightforward as it may seem.

This is because key performance indicators, known commonly as KPIs, have multiple uses in aviation SMS programs.

Most obviously, as “performance” in the name implies, KPIs are data metrics (i.e. “Indicators”) used to track “performance” in aviation SMS programs.

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Signs of Good KPIs in Aviation - With Free KPI Resources

Posted by Tyler Britton on Mar 6, 2017 6:01:00 AM

What is a Key Performance Indicator in Aviation SMS?

Key performance indicators (KPIs) are data metrics used to track performance in aviation SMS programs. This “performance” isn’t just safety, but also includes quality and financial performance as well.

Understanding what is a key performance indicator is an essential component of being able to identify signs of good KPIs.

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5 Rules for Selecting KPIs in Aviation Safety Programs - With Free KPI Resources

Posted by Tyler Britton on Mar 1, 2017 6:09:00 AM

Difficulty of Selecting KPIs in Aviation Safety Programs

Selecting KPIs in aviation safety programs is neither simple nor easy. In addition to being time consuming and costly, selecting KPIs can also be a stressful experience.

Lives depend on choosing good KPIs. Your job may depend on selecting good KPIs.

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7 Best Aviation Lagging Indicators

Posted by Tyler Britton on Feb 21, 2017 6:08:00 AM

What are Lagging Indicators?

Lagging indicators are an extremely important element of system monitoring in aviation SMS programs. Lagging indicators show the historical performance of your SMS program. They answer 3 essential questions about safety in your risk management program:

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How to Choose KPIs in Aviation SMS Programs - With Free KPI Resources

Posted by Tyler Britton on Feb 20, 2017 6:09:00 AM

Why KPIs are Different in Aviation Risk Management

Key performance indicators (KPIs) in aviation risk management are different than KPIs from most other industries. The difference both benefit and hurt safety management’s ability to choose the right KPIs for their organization. The important differences between aviation ems KPIs and other industries are that:

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What is the Number One KPI in the Aviation Business?

Posted by Christopher Howell on Nov 23, 2016 6:01:00 AM

Questions on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for Aviation

Aviation safety professional frequently email me for opinions regard aviation safety management systems and advice as to managing key performance indicators. Goal setting relating to key performance indicators is also common.

In the case that follows, I was asked:

"If I were to coin the one KPI on Quality & Safety of a CEO in the Aviation business, what would you recommend me to suggest? My intention is to pen this in the CEO’s KPIs as a performance target. Please assist if you can and thank you in-anticipation!"

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5 Tips for Controlling Aviation Key Performance Indicators - With Free KPI Resources

Posted by Christopher Howell on Jul 14, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Are Your Key Performance Indicators Out of Control?

Most aviation safety managers never went to business school. Otherwise, there would be fewer problems and mistakes relating to key performance indicators (KPI) management.

After spending seven years providing SMS implementation support to airlines and airports around the world, we have repeatedly seen similar mistakes that could be prevented had the safety managers had more training or information revolving around aviation key performance indicators.

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7 Quick Tips for a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Strategy - Free KPI Resources

Posted by Christopher Howell on Jun 21, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Realizing Value from Key Performance Indicators

KPIs allow managers to focus on activites that are important to your airline or airport. Understandably, many of these activities may also be important to your civil aviation authority.

Safety managers today are expected to come up with a list of their company's KPIs, and to track them religiously.

Aviation key performance indicators may be seen as the "canary in the mine." When the canary dies, there is something wrong with the system and action is required by diligent management personnel.

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