Your company leadership team just issued a corporate goal (aka mandate) of reducing defects to fewer than five per million units made. This goal is coupled with a need to reduce manufacturing costs by 10 percent while meeting new good manufacturing practices (GMP) or ISO standards. Oh, and you have four audits coming up in the next two months.
You are not alone. Today, everyone is being asked to do more with less while improving quality and reducing risk. The strategies and tactics of the past won't work because the world of manufacturing is far different today then it was 10 or even five years ago. There are so many more moving parts, both internally and externally. And all those parts are moving much faster today. Just like the rest of the world.