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Baldrige is "A Huge Return on Your Investment"

For Immediate Release: June 10, 2010

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Contact: Baldrige Customer Service

Jerry Rose, Vice President, Cargill, Inc.

At Quest for Excellence XXII in April 2010, Jerry Rose discussed the return on investment of using Baldrige.

Jerry said Cargill businesses with a high degree of deployment of the Baldrige Criteria have achieved 30% cumulative earnings after taxes vs. budget vs. 13% for Cargill businesses with partial Baldrige deployment and -12% for Cargill businesses just beginning use of Baldrige. 

So, in Jerry’s words, is there payback? Yes. According to Jerry, “deciding to embrace the Baldrige program in your company is a commitment to a journey. It takes time, it takes dedication and it takes resources. What I know for sure is that there is a huge return on your investment.”