Central Principles of the Continuous Improvement Model
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by KaiNexus
3M ago
Read the blog post Written by Maggie Millard, read by Mark Graban Businesses use a host of methodologies to bring structure to the process of identifying and acting upon opportunities for improvement. You may be familiar with Six Sigma, Kaizen, Lean, Toyota Production System, and others. Although these methodologies differ, the foundation of each of them is the continuous improvement model.  The continuous improvement model reflects the idea that organizations should constantly implement incremental improvements to services, products, and processes. The approach applies to every ..read more
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Apply Operations Science to Accelerate Success Now [Webinar Recording] Ed Pound
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by KaiNexus
3M ago
View video, slides, and more Operations science describes the fundamental relationships that drive operations performance. However, the concepts are not widely understood or applied properly. Join us for this webinar with Ed Pound, Managing Director of the Operations Science Institute to: Learn a fundamental, expensive problem that plagues nearly all organizations yet is widely unknown Participate in an exercise to see if this problem affects your organization Learn some basic concepts of operations science and how the field can be used to accelerate your organization’s success right now, wit ..read more
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Inspiring Improvement: Our Guiding Values at KaiNexus -- Greg Jacobson and Jeff Roussel Discuss
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by KaiNexus
4M ago
From this video, Jeff Roussel (chief revenue officer) and Greg Jacobson (co-founder and CEO) discuss the culture at KaiNexus. Learn more about jobs at KaiNexus In this enlightening episode of the KaiNexus Continuous Improvement Podcast, join Jeff Roussel and Greg Jacobson for a deep dive into the unique corporate ethos of Kinexis. Discover how this dynamic company has etched out its colossal success through the shared formulation and embodiment of collective core values. Rather than a top-down approach, KaiNexus methodically identified fundamental behaviors through employee interactions that c ..read more
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[Webinar Preview] Apply Operations Science to Accelerate Success Now - Ed Pound
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by KaiNexus
4M ago
Learn more and register here February 6 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET Presented by Ed Pound, joined by Mark Graban from KaiNexus for a preview discussion in this episode. Operations science describes the fundamental relationships that drive operations performance. However, the concepts are not widely understood or applied properly. Join us for this webinar with Ed Pound, Managing Director of the Operations Science Institute to: Learn a fundamental, expensive problem that plagues nearly all organizations yet is widely unknown Participate in an exercise to see if this problem affects your organizati ..read more
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A Poka-Yoke Primer: Mistake-Proofing and Error Reduction [Webinar]
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by KaiNexus
4M ago
YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9A0Zlf_048&ab_channel=KaiNexus As presented by John Grout on 1/17/24. Hosted by Mark Graban of KaiNexus. This webinar is a 60-minute primer into mistake-proofing (a.k.a. poka-yoke). Information about the basics of mistake-proofing, why people make mistakes, and how to start the process of reducing mistakes will be presented in a fast-moving and entertaining format. Objectives: Build awareness of mistake-proofing Introduce a concise presentation format: “pecha kucha," with 20 slides x 0:20 seconds each = 6:40 minutes (we’ll do two of these wit ..read more
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Examples of the 8 Wastes of Lean Across Industries
KaiNexus: Continuous Improvement, Leadership, and More
by KaiNexus
4M ago
One of the most critical concepts in Lean organizations is the idea that it is essential to eliminate waste. Why is it so central to the practice of Lean? The principles of Lean say that the ultimate goal is to provide perfect customer value. Anything that provides value to the customer is preserved. Everything else is considered waste. Some waste is inevitable due to physical constraints, regulations, or safety considerations. Still, most organizations find that they are engaged in many unnecessary activities and use more resources than is strictly required. If you are striving to become a Le ..read more
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Webinar Preview: A Poka-Yoke Primer: Mistake-Proofing and Error Reduction with John Grout
KaiNexus: Continuous Improvement, Leadership, and More
by KaiNexus
4M ago
Register for the webinar here In this video, host Mark Graban from KaiNexus talks with John Grout about his upcoming webinar to be held on January 17th. This webinar is a 60-minute primer into mistake-proofing (a.k.a. poka-yoke). Information about the basics of mistake-proofing, why people make mistakes, and how to start the process of reducing mistakes will be presented in a fast-moving and entertaining format. Objectives: Build awareness of mistake-proofing Introduce a concise presentation format: “pecha kucha," with 20 slides x 0:20 seconds each = 6:40 minutes (we’ll do two of these with di ..read more
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11 Steps to an Effective Gemba Walk
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by KaiNexus
5M ago
Gemba walks are an increasingly popular management technique. By visiting the place where work is done, leaders gain valuable insight into the flow of value through the organization and often uncover opportunities for improvement and learn new ways to support employees. The approach is a collaborative one, with employees providing details about what is done and why. Great results depend on thoughtful planning, execution, and follow-up. Here are the most important steps you can take to ensure that your next Gemba walk is successful. Written by Kade Jansson and read by Mark Graban Read the blog ..read more
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5 Principles of a High Reliability Organization (HRO)
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by KaiNexus
5M ago
A high-reliability organization (HRO) is an organization that has succeeded in avoiding catastrophes despite a high level of risk and complexity. Specific examples that have been studied, most famously by researchers Karl Weick and Kathleen Sutcliffe, include nuclear power plants, air traffic control systems, and naval aircraft carriers. Recently healthcare organizations have moved to adopt the HRO mindset as well. In each case, even a minor error could have catastrophic consequences. Yet, adverse outcomes in these organizations are rare. How is that possible? Written by Greg Jacobson, re ..read more
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When Being Right is the Wrong Strategy for Change - Mark Graban from KaiNexus
KaiNexus: Continuous Improvement, Leadership, and More
by KaiNexus
5M ago
Watch Mark Graban's keynote entitled "When Being Right is the Wrong Strategy for Change" from the 2018 KaiNexus User Conference to learn how you can become a better leader of continuous improvement. Slides and More: https://www.markgraban.com/kainexus2018/ Join Mark Graban, an acclaimed author and consultant, in his enlightening keynote address at the 2018 KaiNexus User Conference. In this presentation, titled "When Being Right is the Wrong Strategy for Change," Mark delves into the intricate dynamics of leadership and change management. Drawing from his vast experience and insights, he explor ..read more
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