We hear comments like these every day from manufacturers:

“We’ve got assets that are aging fast and we need to take better care of them.”

“Our continuous improvement efforts are failing because we don’t have stable, reliable systems.”

“Our lack of documented procedures is putting our operations at risk.”

“Our folks are retiring every day and their knowledge is walking out the door.”

“Keeping up with training new employees is a real challenge and we don’t do it consistently.”

“There are some things that we do differently at each of our sites even though we use the same type of equipment. We don’t even measure things the same way – so we can’t compare how everyone’s doing.”

“My people are too busy to work on developing standard procedures. And I sure can’t afford to hire outside experts to develop them.”