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Engaging Everybody in Daily Improvement

Posted by Jim Workman on 6/8/20 7:00 AM

The concept of continuous improvement (CI) is well known in our industry and practiced to some extent by most companies.However, the key is not whether your operation is improving, but the rate of improvement being achieved. Two companies can both be improving, but the one with the greater rate of improvement will eventually overtake the one with the slower rate. The gap in performance between the two companies will become substantial over time and directly affect competitiveness.

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Topics: Continuous Improvement, Lean Thinking, Business Operations

Benefiting from Your Most Important Resource, Part 2

Posted by John Compton on 4/1/19 10:43 AM

In my experience, the key to a successful lean implementation is the total commitment of everyone involved to make it work. All levels of the organization — from operators to senior managers — must be aware of the fundamentals of lean and make their best efforts to practice and improve them daily.

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Topics: Leadership and Culture, Employee Management, Continuous Improvement, Workflow, Lean Thinking