Each new journey begins with a single step. That common proverb applies to most aspects of life, including the decision to start a new business or organization. A company can look back fondly to that first bold and courageous decision to merely begin. However, the journey isn’t just defined with the first step, but all of them contribute to where you find yourself today. All along the way decisions must be made to ensure the success of the business.
Early in the life of an organization, there is limited staff, and everyone wears many hats. Decisions are made based on the resources on hand and what can be made to work for now. Systems are created and implemented to assist with the growth of the company. In the manufacturing field, in particular, as the company expands, the number of tools, gages, and measurement devices also grows. It comes with the territory that as the products and services offered increases, the amount of supporting equipment also multiplies.