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Design for Operational Excellence: A Breakthrough Strategy for Business Growth by Kevin J. Duggan

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CHAPTER9imageThe Third Question: How Do We Know Where to Improve?

Even if we have educated our workforce about the tools needed to eliminate waste and our people are motivated to improve the operation, how do they know where in the operation they should apply their tools and efforts if they are to make improvements? Who decides? Should we empower everyone who has been trained to decide for himself? Should it be up to the leader or a steering committee? Should we target quick wins so that our efforts build momentum? How we approach the topic of where to improve next is directly related to how fast the operation improves. The question of where to improve ...

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