The core values of an organization are the principles, fundamental beliefs and ethical guideposts that serve as guidelines for the organizations behaviors. Ultimately these core values should not only be heard by word of mouth but seen in the actions of every individual and felt in the culture that is established. Core values are strongest when everyone is an example of each of the values the organization has defined, even leadership.
Strategy is defined as a plan or method chosen to bring about a desired future. Such as; the achievement of a goal, objective, countermeasure or solution to a problem. In other words strategy reveals how you will inspire or marshal all of your resources to come together in an efficient and effective manner while working towards a defined mission or goal.
Throughput is the rate at which a process or a system reaches its objectives/goals. The rate was first discussed and heavily analyzed in the book Theory of Constraints. The metric is most often measured using "rates" or "monetary" measurements (meaning money). Throughput is often referred to as manufacturing cycle time.
Quality Engineering is a discipline with the engineering circle that is focused on improving and innovating the all things related to the quality of a process or product. Quality Engineering is an important philosophy to understand within the continuous improvement umbrella.
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