CPI becomes the overarching influence in your business; a culture under which you operate. It helps you balance resources and determine the strategies for the optimal use of those resources. It is a disciplined way to operate. Don't let the term discipline fool you; operating with a CPI mindset will embolden your passion and entrepreneurial spirit. And the mindset of CPI is contagious.
Continuous Process Improvement is rooted in the Toyota Production System. The term for it in Japan is Kaizen. On a Toyota production line, an employee who sees something faulty in the process can pull the Andon Cord to stop that portion of the assembly line. That's when supervisors go to that station and discuss the problem and countermeasures to the problem. Plans are thus formulated with a big contribution from the employee who has their hands on the problem. This process is the basis for some of the most reliable cars around.
So that is Continuous Process Improvement in a nutshell. It is really about clearly identifying problems and formulating countermeasures.
Think about the implications Kaizen has for your business!