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Sustainable Improvement Model

simThere is a lot of advice out there on what to do to sustain improvement. Most of it is good advice, and it may well have worked for other people – but which of it applies to your specific factory?

If you try to do everything at once, you’ll be a long time at it – and your rate of improvement is likely to be too slow. This is why understanding your current situation, and understanding what is critical for you is key.

In almost every business you’ll find teams working hard at turning a process they are already effective at, into best practice. At the same time, they are living with key sustainability elements which are entirely ineffective – and often the organisation doesn’t even recognise they are missing.

Whilst it’s exciting to talk about best practice – the mundane truth is that great improvement comes from being effective at everything. In sport, we often talk about “doing the basics well”, and the same is true for factory performance improvement. Only once the foundations are strong, can we go on to choose which areas to excel in.


The Sustainable Improvement Model helps prioritise your plan to maximise the rate of return. So if you’re losing sleep over a slow rate of improvement – give us a call: +44 (0) 333 456 1988


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Our cooperation with LI Europe has yielded significant improvement across the plants in East Asia and I have recommended the cooperation be implemented across our other regions and suppliers

Jose M. Chao Diaz Senior VP Supply – Developing Markets