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Lagging Indicator

An indicator that follows (after) an event, such as:


Examples of Lagging Indicators

A lagging indicator may be a sign of potential failure ("P") of an asset and is reflected on a P-F Interval.

  • Customer complaints
  • Asset failures


Monitoring & Measuring of Lagging Indicators

Lagging indicators are detected through changes in Customer Level of Service (LOS).

Leading indicators, lagging indicators and coincident indicators on a PF Curve.
Fig. Leading indicators, lagging indicators and coincident indicators on a PF Curve.


I. Care is using destructive testing to reveal hidden stuff going on in the iceberg under the surface (latent defects, concealed conditions, lagging indicators)
Fig. I. Care is using destructive testing to reveal the hidden stuff going on in the iceberg under the surface (latent defects, concealed conditions, lagging indicators, legacy problems, root causes, back-of-house problems, interval censoring, covert failures).

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