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What Types of Organizations Need Improvement Software?

Posted by Adam Darnell

Jan 5, 2021 10:49:54 AM

We are often asked, “What types of businesses need continuous improvement software?” Our typical answer is that businesses in every industry, including manufacturing, healthcare, construction, financial services, engineering, and even higher education, benefit from improvement management software. That is the case, but the industry labels are only one element of what drives organizations to embrace improvement technology. The need for improvement is industry agnostic, but certain business conditions are signs software support can have an enormous impact.

Improvement software should be high on your list of initiatives to consider if you recognize any of the following:

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Topics: Software, Continuous Improvement Software, Lean Software

How to Spread the Kaizen Thinking Throughout Your Organization

Posted by Adam Darnell

Sep 28, 2020 4:01:09 PM

One of the most significant challenges leaders must consider when they embrace the Kaizen approach to continuous improvement is getting that way of thinking to take hold and become part of the organization's daily operations. Organizations often have small bright spots where Kaizen is working wonders, but there are other areas where continuous improvement hasn't yet become a reality. To provide insight into how to spread the Kaizen mindset, we've looked to some of the most successful business leaders. Here is what they have to offer.

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Topics: Kaizen, Leadership

9 Cloud-based Lean Tools

Posted by Adam Darnell

Aug 3, 2020 7:21:14 PM

Organizations that embrace the Lean method of business management have many tools and techniques that they can deploy. That's one reason Lean is so popular; you get to select the best tool for the job and get started in an ordered and repeatable manner.

Technology supports many Lean methods in many ways and creates a unified platform for all kinds of improvement.

Here are just a few of the most valuable.

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Topics: Lean

What is A3 Software and How Can it Aid Problem-Solving?

Posted by Adam Darnell

May 18, 2020 12:49:02 PM

The A3 problem-solving technique, originally developed as part of the Toyota Production System, gets its name from the size of paper that early adopters used to document their work. (A3 is a European paper size that's about the same as 11 x 17-inch tabloid-sized paper used in America.) While the approach started with a piece of paper, technology has been developed to make it easier and more effective. With A3 software, teams solve problems faster, calculate the impact of improvement, and learn from prior projects. 

While it originated in the manufacturing sector, A3 problem-solving is now widely used in almost every industry. It is flexible enough to be customized for your specific business. 

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Topics: Software, Lean Software

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