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Developing a Continuous Improvement System

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Crane Army Ammunition Activity Crane United States

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No one should disagree that continuous improvement is critical to an organizations success, since conducting business using a status quo philosophy will not work. Advocates for successful change methodologies generally tout their particular improvement program as the silver bullet process to solve all problems. So how does one know which improvement program to implement And, how does one avoid falling into the flavor of the month trap of changing their processes every time they discover a flaw in the process At Crane Army Ammunition Activity CAAA, we took a different approach by implementing a systematic fully integrated Continuous Improvement System CIS instead of just one or a few non-linked processes. This CIS is a system of the following six parts, all interwoven throughout the organization organizational process standardization, employee participation, employee development, continuous improvement process, improvement programs,and organizational improvement analyses.

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