Chapter 1 Introduction

DOI: 10.4324/9781003244707-1

If you’re going to do something, go start. Life’s simpler than we sometimes can admit.

Robert De Niro

If you are looking for a practical, straight to the point guide on how to start and get better at Continuous Improvement (CI), then this manual will be useful. Specifically, it is a Continuous Improvement fundamental ‘how to guide’ primarily aimed at people who work within processing industries such as food and drink, consumer-packaged goods, ingredients, packaging and pharmaceuticals.

It will be of particular interest to those working in or aspiring to work in the following disciplines:

  • General Management
  • Production
  • Continuous Improvement Practitioner/Consultant
  • Technical/Quality ...

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