Innovation and continuous improvement were foundational to strategy development at the Army Armament Research, Development and Engineering Centre (ARDEC), a US military research and manufacturing facility and winner of the 2007 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Non Profit Sector). Innovation was sought not only in technology, but also in management and business practices and processes, and as a core competency. Innovation was institutionalised through the Enterprise Excellence programme a...

BPIR Categories

3.2.3 Develop&integrate technology/innovation into concept
2.2.4 Formulate and review business unit strategy
2.5.2 Develop & set organisational goals
2.1.4 Assess new technology innovations

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