About the eBrief

On paper, “operational excellence” sounds great. Certainly, it’s something food and beverage manufacturers strive for, but how is it quantified, then achieved? To truly spur continuous improvement in your facility, you must start with a clear, defined path and have a way to measure results.

Defining the right Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) is imperative to minimizing costs, maximizing profitability, and ultimately, the success of your business overall. And, once you start measuring those KPIs, you can use this valuable data to drive continuous improvement.

What's Inside

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  • How to take a total operational performance system (TOPS) approach to management

  • Ways to define KPIs for safety, quality, yield, and productivity
  • How KPIs can lower the cost of quality and corrective actions

  • Methods for measuring and incentivizing continuous improvement