The mining industry contends with a unique set of challenges. As commodity vendors, mining companies must face unpredictable market prices, cyclical forces, and volatile demand. That’s why organizations must identify and implement strategies for sustainable operational efficiency and cost reductions. To achieve success, mining organizations must maintain high overall equipment effectiveness and constantly seek to reduce waste. Companies that aren’t operationally excellent will fail to deliver the desired business results.
Fortunately, KaiNexus is designed to deliver sustainable and constant improvement in such an intrinsically difficult industry. As the challenge of growing the bottom line is ever-increasing, more companies are seeking to enjoy the benefits offered by KaiNexus continuous improvement software, including increased production efficiency, safety and environmental improvements, reduced waste, and faster cycle times.
One of the central ideas of quality improvement for mining companies is that everyone in the organization can identify opportunities for improvement. Occasionally, ideas for innovation start with the executive team, but they are often generated by frontline workers, engineers, supply chain managers, facility managers, equipment technicians, and others. Paying attention to inputs from every worker makes it possible to implement quality control at the earliest stages of production. How can you get everyone aligned with the strategic goals in a large, dispersed organization? KaiNexus provides the standardization, accessibility, customization, and simplicity that mining organizations need to create a culture of operational excellence, allowing them to reach new heights in productivity, efficiency, safety, and sustainability.
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Customize template and board layouts to fit your specific needs for every type of improvement and project. If you have a format that works, stick with it.
KaiNexus is so intuitive that even the most tech-challenged employees use it with little to no training. Focus on improvement, not technology.
Most mining organizations find that waste occurs when transitioning from one team or functional area to another. Therefore, most of the improvement ideas that will have the most significant impact on cost reduction require cross-functional collaboration. KaiNexus unifies the organization by giving every department one platform to work from and a consistent language for improvement activities.
KaiNexus will become your organization's repository of institutional knowledge. We've made it easy to find past improvements, A3s, PDSAs, and value stream maps based on keywords or categories of projects. Our most successful customers make it standard practice to build on past successes and learn from unsuccessful projects.
When a process improvement is implemented, it is essential to recognize and acknowledge the people who made it possible. Sharing results and celebrating success is how leaders create a culture that prizes improvement and shares the successes of teams so others can implement the same changes. KaiNexus makes this a natural part of the process with our improvement broadcasting features.
When your organization has facilities around the globe, it's critical that your quality improvement platform facilitates multiple languages, connects people across time zones, and accounts for multiple currencies. KaiNexus does these and more, making international collaboration possible regardless of where you are or what language you speak.
Continuous improvement only happens when everyone is working toward the same goals. Ideally, all improvement projects are linked to the most important strategic goals of the organization. KaiNexus aids leaders in strategy deployment as they cascade goals down from the corporate level to individual goals. Our goal-setting features give everyone a clear view of their role in achieving the objectives necessary to win in the marketplace.
Incidents happen, but they should only happen once. Report any kind of incident from safety to equipment in KaiNexus so you can ensure every incident leads to an improvement. With KaiNexus everyone knows why the incident happened and can share the solution so that people across your organization prevent a reoccurrence. Give each improvement the maximum impact.
People comprehend images much more quickly and accurately than text. That’s why the KaiNexus solution for mining includes charts, graphs, and dashboards that make the progress of projects and the health of your improvement culture immediately clear.
Workers won't adopt any software tool that doesn't help them complete tasks more efficiently and accurately. That's why improvement management software must be configurable so that each employee gets the information in a format that makes sense for their role and responsibilities. This is especially important in mining, where there are many widely varied roles. KaiNexus can be configured so that everyone has access to the information they need.
Mining company leaders are responsible for creating a culture that supports the pursuit of continuous improvement. Achieving this goal requires deep insight into the people, teams, and departments that are actively engaged in positive change. KaiNexus provides that knowledge with real-time reports that detail the number of improvement projects in progress, the people involved, and how that work impacts important system metrics like cost reduction, cycle time, and productivity.
To speed up the pace of quality improvement, KaiNexus includes email notifications and alerts to keep everyone up to speed on each improvement project's progress. Notifications let supervisors know when a new opportunity for improvement has been submitted and requires review. Alerts make it clear when a deadline is coming up so that managers can make sure that no project falls through the cracks.
When you partner with KaiNexus, you're assigned a dedicated account team that dives headfirst into your improvement culture. We identify how you currently do things, what you'd like to improve, and what your goals are. Then we work hand-in-hand to customize KaiNexus to fit your precise needs.
Technical difficulties should never stand between your people and improvement. That's why our team customizes a training regime specific to your organization. You'll get a combination of live and recorded custom training sessions that address your unique priorities, use-cases, and team members.
Data security must always be a top concern for mining companies implementing software of any type. It is especially important when the solution involves managing confidential improvement work. With KaiNexus, there's no need for concern.