Chapter 11

Daily Shop Floor Management: Through Structure, Discipline and Accountability

Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline.

James C. Collins

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make

the Leap ... and Others Don't

Preparing for Daily Shop Floor Management

Continuous improvement is not solely about the implementation of tools, techniques and methods; these are just conduits for enabling systems to drive desired behaviors that create the mindset and evolve an organizational culture of excellence. As previously stated, the Shingo model for operational excellence [1] believes that The tools of lean, TQM, JIT, Six Sigma, etc. are enablers and should be strategically ...

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