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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.


With the support of the LI team, the Bars business unit has made great strides forward with some exceptional results. It has been gratifying to witness the confidence and capability of the people grow paralleling the rise in plant performance. I look forward with great optimism to the continuing journey and an ongoing partnership with LI Europe.

Mike Parsons, Head of Manufacturing, Weetabix

I believe that the project has been the catalyst for some big changes in the way we operate and think. Your presence, support, enthusiasm and ability to engage the personnel involved has been integral to this.

Keith Bassett, Plant Manager, KR Castlemaine