Proactive area managers need not wait for direction from the top to begin reducing waste. Each area can make its own commitment to waste reduction and develop its own vision of a waste-free process. Thus, chartering can occur at the area level. Establishing an area waste reduction program provides a degree of independence that can help bridge the differences between corporate commitment and implementation at the process area. Figure 3.2.3 is an example of what such a program may look like.
Some suggestions for enhancing the effectiveness of the program follow (Trebilcock, Finkle, and DiJulia 1993; Rittmeyer 1991).
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