Joe was tasked with assembling a team to reduce scrap in the extrusion department. His goal was to assemble the team, and complete the project in 3 months. Scrap was nearly 20%. This was costing the company money. Joe knew that it would take a significant investment in equipment and controls, but would first go through the process.
Joe is tasked with quite a challenge. Top Management is looking to save money, not spend it. How should Joe go about presenting his findings to management in a way that will be received positively? What happens if there is no top level support? Please explain.