Has Your CI Program Gone from the Five Whys to Why Bother?

Continuous improvement initiatives often deliver clear financial benefits during the first several years but oftentimes fizzle as leaders move on and the low hanging fruit is harvested. This briefing examines why so many companies fail to sustain lean benefits. Here’s why it happens and what business leaders must do to get the program (and continuous improvement culture) back on track.

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Why so many companies fail to sustain lean benefits

Leveraging lean manufacturing methodologies and practices, Continuous Improvement initiatives often deliver clear financial benefits during the first several years. Unfortunately, only a few manufacturers build a culture of improvement that continues to generate significant operational and business benefits in subsequent years.

In this management briefing, TBM co-founder and EVP, Bob Dean, and his colleague, Keith Yeater, examine why so many companies fail to sustain their lean efforts. Then we explain the leadership approach and strategies for building a long-lasting culture of improvement. These strategies include:

  • Ongoing investments in building employee capabilities,
  • Working across the organisation and with outside partners
  • Establishing an enterprise-wide management system
  • Connecting process improvements with the company’s growth strategy

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