Continuous improvement should be high impact, economical, sustainable and exciting. It doesn't always happen, though. Numerous studies reveal that the leading cause of failure for continuous improvement initiatives is a lack of leadership support – often by well-meaning leaders who don't understand the key role they play in developing a culture of continuous improvement. In this session, hear from lean manufacturing expert Calvin Williams, CEO of Impruver Technologies, and Troy Magruder, director of manufacturing at functional food ingredient manufacturer World Technology Ingredients (WTI), as they tell the story of how this midsized manufacturer achieved a nearly 100% increase in production in the past nine months without increasing their workforce or purchasing new equipment. Key to the effort is leadership standard work, a system of structured routines at all levels for coaching and driving perpetual improvement. Attend this presentation and learn from Impruver Technologies and WTI how the manufacturer embraces leadership standard work as part of a robust continuous improvement program to maintain alignment to company strategy, drive the pace of improvement, ensure the sustainment of gains and systematically develop the workforce.