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The Importance of Proving Impact in Continuous Improvement

December 7, 2022

This blog was written by Stephanie Hill, Sr. Lean Strategist on the KaiNexus Lean Strategy Team. In this blog, Stephanie shares her...

Common Questions About Lean Management & Lean Software

December 5, 2022

The Lean management methodology was first developed based on the management techniques of Toyota and other Japanese automakers. While it...

An Introduction to the Lean Concept of Catchball

December 1, 2022

Most of us have memories of playing the game of catch either as children or with our children. I really shouldn’t call it a “game” because...

How (and Why) to Implement Effective Gemba Walks

November 29, 2022

Most leaders who adopt the continuous improvement management style focus mainly on performance indicators that can be measured for good...

The Meaning of Hoshin Kanri: What, Why, and How

November 28, 2022

We are fortunate enough to get to spend a lot of time chatting with customers and other organizations that are interested in continuous...

Using Huddle Boards in Healthcare for Process Improvement 

November 22, 2022

In sports, a huddle happens when the team gathers to strategize before a play. Huddles help everyone know their role in executing the plan...

9 Brilliantly Simple Continuous Quality Improvement Techniques

November 17, 2022

I often find myself falling into the common trap of believing that if something is worthwhile, it is necessarily difficult. I think we all...

The Indispensable Role of Middle Management in Lean

November 16, 2022

Many organizations that seek to implement the Lean business methodology find that their structure is too rigid and bureaucratic to...

The 7 Steps of Hoshin Kanri (or Hoshin Planning)

November 15, 2022

The process you use to develop your strategic plan is as important as the plan itself. That’s why many organizations turn to the Hoshin...