When the 2008-2009 global recession hit, this company was affected like all firms in its industry with sharply falling demand. Naturally, they had to reduce their staffing and expenditures to keep them consistent with demand.
But, unlike so many companies, they realized that their Lean and Six Sigma efforts were not “extras” to be dropped in hard economic times. They continued vigorous deployment and project execution throughout the time period and reaped many times the investment in improved financial performance.
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