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Step by Step Guide to Better Business Process Efficiency

Posted by Maggie Millard

Apr 28, 2021 11:50:38 AM

Every business is made up of a series of processes that ideally lead to value for the customer. The more efficiently these processes run, the more likely the endeavor will be profitable. When there are defects or waste, customers are disappointed, employees get frustrated, and profits disappear. That’s why it is essential to focus on efficiency and learn how to streamline processes no matter what type of organization you manage.

What does business process efficiency mean? Efficiency is the ratio of the effective or useful output to the total input in any system. In other words, efficient processes produce the desired customer value with the least amount of effort, resources, and time. For example, if one person can make 50 pancakes in an hour, their process is more efficient than a team of three that makes 40 pancakes an hour.

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Topics: Quality, Improvement Process

Quality Improvement Software Feature Checklist

Posted by Brianna Hudock

Mar 30, 2020 4:59:53 PM

Of all the decisions that business leaders make, the choice to embrace continuous improvement is probably the easiest. After all, who doesn’t want their employees to be engaged in daily positive change?

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Topics: Software, Quality, Continuous Improvement Software

Quality Improvement Software Implementation Mistakes to Avoid.

Posted by Matt Banna

Feb 26, 2020 9:20:00 AM

Most of our customers have had a fantastic experience implementing quality improvement software. Their teams are excited, energized, and actively working on improvement projects across all categories. But once in a while, we hear from organizations that have had a bigger struggle. We’ve identified some self-defeating mistakes that are common in these cases. The result is a “not-to-do” list.

Lacking Executive Support and Engagement

While at work, people generally do what they are asked to, but they are also very observant and recognize which initiatives have legs and which are just the special of the day. If you attempt to implement a platform for supporting quality improvement without strong executive support, employees are far more likely to check only the required boxes than to actively engage.

On the other hand, if it is clear that the solution will be used for executive-level decision making, people are far more likely to get on board. Leaders should be involved in the rollout and should be personally involved in recognizing the people, departments, and teams that are contributing to positive change.

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Topics: Quality, Continuous Improvement Software

Continuous Quality Improvement Tips for 2020

Posted by Brianna Hudock

Jan 28, 2020 3:29:05 PM

We are fortunate to have the opportunity to talk to business leaders and managers about their goals for continuous improvement frequently. One thing that has been consistent in our conversations so far this year is an emphasis on quality. There is broad recognition that improving the quality of process outputs of every type is the best way to positively impact the bottom line as well as improve customer satisfaction and employee engagement.

Working with customers over the years has given us some insight into how quality gains can be initiated and sustained. Here are some simple yet important steps you can take.

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Topics: Quality

3 Easy to Implement Quality Management Techniques

Posted by Jeff Roussel

Dec 5, 2019 6:12:00 AM

Quality management is probably one of the most often written about subjects in business. There are hundreds of books and thousands of blog posts with advice on how to improve quality. Some organizations opt to adopt comprehensive process management methodologies like Six Sigma, Total Quality Management, Toyota Production System, or Lean manufacturing.

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Topics: Quality, Operational Excellence

How Software Supports 9 Popular Quality Improvement Tools

Posted by Maggie Millard

Oct 4, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Fortunately for organizations looking to develop a culture of continuous improvement, there are lots of tried and tested quality improvement tools available. Many of them were developed within the Lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, or Total Quality Management paradigms, but you don’t have to go all-in on one of these approaches. Many companies find success using a mix of these useful tools. One thing that makes them all more effective is software designed to bring structure to improvement work.

Here are some thoughts on how software supports nine of the most popular quality improvement tools.

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Topics: Software, Quality, Lean Software

How to Evaluate Continuous Quality Improvement Software

Posted by Jeff Roussel

Aug 7, 2019 8:59:06 PM

If your organization has decided to implement software to support its continuous quality improvement initiatives, congratulations. That's a smart move. However, it's also a bit risky. There are a lot of options available, some more suited for the task than others. It isn't uncommon for an organization to get far down the path with a vendor only to learn that the solutions won't be a success. Don't let that happen to you. We hope you'll consider KaiNexus, but even if you don't, these tips will help ensure that you get a solution and a vendor partnership that will help you get the most out of continuous quality improvement.

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Topics: Quality, Continuous Improvement Software

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