Friday Factoid Monday Edition

Since Friday was probably a holiday for most people I’m leaving up the factoid for one more day.

Only 17.8% of companies say continuous improvement programs led to major increases in productivity*

*2007 IndustryWeek/Manufacturing Performance Institute Census of Manufacturers

Why do you think the number is so low? What do you think can be done to change the number? Please leave thoughts on the comments section.

Thank you Tim for you comments to Friday’s post:
That is an interesting fact. I think this is partly in how you define major increase in productivity and partly from Lean. Lean improvements are not a quick fix type of improvement. Improvements in effeciency build on each other to accumulate to large parductivity gains over time.

Tim McMahon
A Lean Journey
http://leanjourneytruenorth.blogspot.com