The manufacturer where this IT pilot fish works has implemented a process-improvement system that the company calls "workout," because it involves taking unneeded work out of processes, which saves money and improves profit.

"The manufacturing team looked at their processes and noticed that they were filling out this piece of paper with all kinds of statuses and quality stamps and completion checks," says fish.

"But they never used them. The parts arrived with a blank sheet and the completed assemblies left with filled-out sheets. Obviously they had no need for this document."

And since there's measurable time spent completing the form along the way, the team concludes it can save a lot of hours per year by not having to fill it out.

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