NOVEMBER 2017 The FABRICATOR Industry Research Project 11
State of Improvement
20 25 30 35 40
Quick Response Manufacturing
Theory of Constraints
I don’t know
Which methods/tools have been used
(Respondents could choose more than one answer) ?
When did your company start its continuous
improvement program ?
Within the past
More than 10
years ago Has the program been sustained
consistently since inception ?
Have you hired a continuous
improvement (CI) manager ?
40 50 60
We have never hired a CI manager
We have a CI manager who has other duties
We have a full-time, dedicated CI manager
We do not have a CI manager now,
but we have in the past