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Improvement Toolkit / Strategy Deployment

Strategy, Tools, Management Processes

Successful businesses link Strategy, Tools, and Management Processes together in a framework. 

Learning and improvement will be restricted if business units and teams work independently of each other, whilst ‘central control’ often results in opportunities that are obvious to individual business units being missed. And without a framework in place, each department risks working only on their departmental objectives and feeling no shared responsibility.

A successful Strategy Deployment framework:

  • Sets direction – to agree a common tools framework to deliver the direction
  • Agrees the daily management cycle (leaders/standard work / EIS), and
  • Develops a common behaviour allowing sharing of problems and learning, plus allowing local opportunities to be taken.

As will all standardisation, the benefit of this framework is a common language for understanding of problems and successes. The entire Leadership team shares their objectives and responsibilities for delivery, fostering transparency and vision that can be shared with all teams.

Can every employee in your factory easily translate the business’ strategic deployment into their individual objectives and responsibilities?  If so, your entire team is driving excellence. If not, accountability is key to engaging everyone in your Improvement Agenda.

The outcome of the Strategy Deployment process is monthly KPIs.


What we’re doing is great. I’ve been wanting help like this for what seems ages, the structure for problem solving makes it easy for everyone to get involved.

Cell Technical Expert, Multi-Site Household Goods Company

It’s brilliant! We used to produce 3 or 4 full bins of waste a day now we’re down to less than ½ a bin! The final bit of work we do should reduce it to virtually nothing!

Operator – Branded Bakery