Executive Briefings

The Evidence Is In: Continuous Improvement Programs Pay Off

If you're a CEO who thinks lean and Six Sigma can be left to the plant manager or a continuous-improvement (CI) specialist simply to improve factory operations, think again.

Evidence is piling up for the enterprise benefits of CI, from formal research and, more vividly, from the financial results of companies where the CEO "gets" the importance of these critical continuous-improvement strategies.

The most recent research connects some of the dots for us. Results show that companies with mature CI programs outperform companies without CI programs on three financial metrics: anticipated revenue growth and operating-income growth and cash flow over the past year.

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Keywords: Business Strategy Alignment, Quality & Metrics, Global Supply Chain Management, Continuous-Improvement Strategies, Performance Milestones

Evidence is piling up for the enterprise benefits of CI, from formal research and, more vividly, from the financial results of companies where the CEO "gets" the importance of these critical continuous-improvement strategies.

The most recent research connects some of the dots for us. Results show that companies with mature CI programs outperform companies without CI programs on three financial metrics: anticipated revenue growth and operating-income growth and cash flow over the past year.

Read Full Article


Keywords: Business Strategy Alignment, Quality & Metrics, Global Supply Chain Management, Continuous-Improvement Strategies, Performance Milestones