Escape the Improvement Trap:

Five Ingredients Missing in Most Improvement Recipes

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"The five ingredients are spot on for anyone serious about process improvement."

– Jeffrey K. Liker

What We Do

The Cumberland Group helps you improve the way you improve...faster than your competitors. By focusing on the key ingredients missing from most business performance improvement initiatives, we set in motion a sustainable process for creating significant progress in key performance metrics and becoming an elite performer.

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Industry Leadership


Interview at AME Annual Conference regarding AME and organizational improvement effectiveness.


Interview by LEI (Lean Enterprise Institute) regarding missing ingredients in most business improvement programs.


Business Consortiums

HPC-Chicago – U.S. Midwestern arm of the High Performance Consortiums Network.

The Chicagoland Lean Enterprise Consortium (CLEC) is the first HPC consortium in the Chicago area.