Strategies will remain strategies, if Operational Excellence (O.E) is not the key focus. O.E is all about cutting waste (not cost!) and killing errors across the value chain.
It is about execution excellence, it is about execution that is both high speed with zero errors. Kaizen is at the heart of this! As you adopt Kaizen, the organization become LEAN (less ‘fat’) leading to higher customer service, lower costs (thus cash and profits), highly engaged people, all of which is the objective of most strategies!