From kaizen events to Six Sigma methodology, manufacturers use a number of tools to improve productivity, efficiency, quality, safety and other areas of their operations.
Too often, however, they don't have any strategies or systems for ensuring that those improvements stick.
"It's incredibly important to create an environment where the changes will remain and performance improvement investments will yield returns," asserts Jason Piatt, president of Praestar Technology Corp.
In an article published by sister publication IndustryWeek
, Piatt offers five strategies to help make those changes become embedded into the operations.