Comparing business to real war can be silly, but the analogy can make sense. Manufacturers are locked in a battle with competitors to defeat them in market share, product quality, and profitability. While the stakes are never life and death, they can mean the end of careers and companies.Agility and innovation are crucial to winning, but it can be tough to evolve during battle. The best manufacturers instill a culture that constantly searches for improvement in products and processes. To quote management guru Peter Drucker, "The best way to predict the future is to create it."