Continuous improvement is a key enabler of great companies. Toyota is a great company to research for this because there is a great deal of information out there. During my time with Walmart Logistics came to understand that continuous improvement is a mindset. It can be part of the company culture.
Use continuous improvement in your personal life as well. The concepts discussed on Supply Chain Today can easily be used in your personal life as well.
- “It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.” ~W. Edwards Deming
- “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. “ ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
- “Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design, manufacturing…. layout, processes, and procedures.” ~Tom Peters