Implementing Improvement Strategies: Practical Tools and Methods


This program helps executives understand how continuous improvement strategies, sustained over a long period of time, affect core business metrics and contribute to the success of the organization. This course equips managers with a fundamental understanding of how work design—as well as their own approach to management—can be improved for optimal business benefits.

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Implementing Improvement Strategies: Practical Tools and Methods
Certificate Track: Technology, Operations, and Value Chain Management
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Tuition: $3,300 (excluding accommodations)
Program Days (for certificate credit): 2

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This program goes beyond traditional Toyota-style tools and far beyond the factory floor, translating Toyota methods to western cultures and language, and to industries of all kinds. It provides participants with a framework for understanding what drives improvement and how it can be implemented in every function across the organization. It also helps leaders see how these methods can be applied and integrated with major business targets and work streams. It focuses on the thinking behind the tools and methods, allowing improvement to be accomplished in a rapid and natural way. The course helps managers identify the true value-added elements of work and understand the good practices that they already have in place so that they can build on their successes in a principled way rather than forcing a formulaic, programmatic approach. Inspired by extensive research on several leading companies, this program highlights the principles and practices that have enabled several such companies to consistently and significantly outperform their competitors year after year.


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