Many manufacturing executives today don't know what enterprise excellence really means. Their lives are so busy just keeping up with things day-to-day that they don't have the time or opportunity to take a hard look at their business. They don't get outside their own four walls to see what the rest of the world is doing, so they don't know what world-class companies look like. It would seem that continuous improvement initiatives are out of the question for them. Fortunately, however, there are numerous ways to get some clues as to what enterprise excellence looks like, and they all begin by examining your own facilities.
Source: Industry Week, http://industryweek.com
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