Management systems, practices and procedures need to be fully understood to be effective. Most of them are carry-overs from previous model years and organized structures. Some are outdated and need to be revised. Understanding the elements of a management system can be achieved by maintaining an up-to-date flow diagram of the system and process. Also, there should be easy to follow instructions for those who are part of the system.
Management systems, practices and procedures should provide management support for �Never ending improvement� in all areas and activities. The system should encourage individuals to participate freely in the problem solving process. It should help to understand more about their job and how each individuals� effort affects the outcome of the final product on customer satisfaction. The system should encourage everyone to learn something new. And it should recognize individual and team effort when these new skills are applied.