Improvement teams (TAFs)
TAFs are cross company, cross functional, empowered teams set up to find single solutions for the Alliance based on best practice and continuous improvement. TAFs are microcosms of the Alliance and strengthen it through: the work that they do; the teams’ empowerment and their need to share information; and, the fact that TAFs cut across boundaries. The launch session for the teams, their champions and their sponsors focuses on solving the right problem and delivering the output. These teams lie at the heart of innovation and continuous improvement, supporting both a Total Quality Management and Lean approach.