50% more financial returns
Performance Improvement can be difficult to deliver and time consuming to manage. That’s why we made KaizApp® -a place where people collaborate to deliver more improvements, more efficiently.
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Upskill your teams’ Performance Improvement ability, without always needing to travel or be on site
KaizApp®️ enables prioritisation of both Improvements and Actions according to potential benefits, ensures individual accountability and continuously tracks timelines and delivery using visual completion status. All this makes it easy to manage multiple simultaneous Improvements by exception; increasing both efficiency and effectiveness.
Instantly update progress & from anywhere
KaizApp®️’s guided improvement structure arranges all information for immediate sharing, at both a summary and a detailed level. Work on your improvement on the move and present seconds later.
No preparation necessary
KaizApp®️ provides for custom KPIs per Improvement; including non-financial metrics, costs, benefits and Capex; and KaizApp®️ collates these to form a business case. As each Improvement progresses, users can easily capture assumptions, targets and updated actuals which update the business case.
Capture assumptions, targets and formulae
With all improvement information in one place (KaizApp), remote coaching support and cross-site collaboration have continued very effectively through the Covid pandemic. Improvement owners and leaders have both seen major admin time savings, and delivered substantially more cost reduction.
Many of the 100+ manufacturing sites globally were too small to employ their own Lean specialists and even the larger ones could not easily demonstrate a financial return from most of their improvements. Major challenges included how to search and share all improvements globally, support and coach improvement remotely and ensure all efforts were prioritised by potential value.
The group Operational Excellence function implemented KaizApp into a first site and quickly realised that with the status of actions, plans and everything instantly visible they could effectively coach improvement from afar with live video. Faster learning of structured improvement thinking also occurred, guided by KaizApp and site-based managers could easily translate operational improvements into business cases.
As KaizApp rolled out to further sites, managers frequently presented their own improvements to each other and to other sites directly from KaizApp without any time spent writing presentations. This drove both knowledge sharing and healthy competition.
With one simple improvement process for all functions and a 50% increase in coaching capacity using KaizApp, €1.5m of improvements were delivered in just 1 year – equivalent to 11% of turnover and sufficient to return the business to profitability.
The group, operating across 5 sites, was running at a loss and facing possible closure, Despite a few pockets of Lean excellence, they had struggled to develop the widespread staff capability required to deliver breakthrough performance improvements with the ROI potential needed to make a real difference. The key challenge was to identify many more of these and prioritise them for efficient delivery. It was also vital to keep the C-suite and shareholder up to date to instill confidence.
With the help of a single external Lean consultant using KaizApp, 23 improvements were identified live on the 1st site on Day 1. This was later repeated on a 2nd site. The improvement program was managed entirely through KaizApp; including ongoing prioritisation, ownership, action management, progress versus plan tracking and risk mitigation. Improvers received vital insights and coaching by presenting their improvements directly from KaizApp; resulting in rapid skills transfer and widespread capability development.
The resulting financial improvements were transparently tracked in KaizApp and seamlessly reported to the C-suite. All improvement information is now in KaizApp with images, videos, files, and financials searchable and shared enterprise-wide; while managers, practitioners and lean leaders are now delivering results in up to 20% less time.
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