Excellence in manufacturing starts with your people. By Carol Leaman, President and CEO of Axonify

In today’s fierce markets, lean manufacturing and continuous improvement are no longer enough to stay ahead of the competition. To remain relevant, many manufacturers are pursuing operational excellence. And with good reason. Operational excellence moves organizations beyond minimizing waste to consistent and reliable execution that drives both growth and competitive advantage.

But to drive growth and gain competitive advantage, you need to achieve results. And that requires establishing attainable goals against which to measure your success, like improved safety performance, higher product quality and increased value stream productivity.