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KaiNexus: Continuous Improvement, Leadership, and More

KaiNexus: Continuous Improvement, Leadership, and More

By KaiNexus

The KaiNexus Continuous Improvement Podcast features content from our webinars. We also share conversations with KaiNexus team members and customers from time to time.

This podcast brings you information about continuous improvement best practices, employee engagement, lean, six sigma (and related improvement disciplines) and more. Join us as we explore the nuances of creating a culture of continuous improvement, no matter your level of expertise or your industry.
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Webinar Preview: The Importance of Storytelling in Continuous Improvement by Paul Critchley

KaiNexus: Continuous Improvement, Leadership, and More

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Matt Banna: Why I Stay With KaiNexus and How My Role Has Evolved
Matt Banna: Why I Stay With KaiNexus and How My Role Has Evolved
Enterprise Account Executive Matt Banna joins host Mark Graban to talk about his almost seven years working for KaiNexus.    Find Matt on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-banna/   Enterprise Account Executive at KaiNexus from Chicagoland area, currently living in Austin, Texas. Skilled in interpersonal communication, sales strategy, and discovery, he loves meeting our customers and hearing about how they use KaiNexus!   KaiNexus is a continuous improvement software platform designed to help organizations collaborate and report on continuous improvement projects by giving visibility, breaking down silos, tracking metrics, and more.
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February 02, 2023
Magdalen Vaughn: Why I Joined KaiNexus, What I Do at KaiNexus
Magdalen Vaughn: Why I Joined KaiNexus, What I Do at KaiNexus
Magdalen Vaughn joined KaiNexus in 2021 as a Solutions Engineer. In this episode, we talk about: Why she joined the company What she does as a Solutions Engineer Her passion for acting and theatre From her LinkedIn bio: "I am a professional problem solver and learner at a Continuous Improvement Software company based in beautiful Austin, Tx. I love my company because we help businesses amplify the voices of their front line workers, and to care about one another's quality of life much the same way we care about our coworkers. I am also a professional actor and dialect coach! I write creatively, teach when I can, direct and can be found auditioning for theatre, tv and film during much of my free time. I excel at reading people, thinking outside the box and communicating. I believe in the power of storytelling, representation, equal rights, integrity and systemic solutions."
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January 24, 2023
Stephanie Hill: Why I Joined KaiNexus, What I Do at KaiNexus
Stephanie Hill: Why I Joined KaiNexus, What I Do at KaiNexus
Stephanie Hill recently joined KaiNexus as a Senior Lean Strategist. Read her blog post: https://blog.kainexus.com/the-importance-of-proving-impact-in-continuous-improvement From her bio: "I have more than 20 years of experience applying Continuous Improvement and Leadership in manufacturing, retail, insurance, government, non-profit, and health industries. I have a Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma, certifications in SAFe 5.0 (Scaled Agile) and Strategic HR Leadership, a Master's degree in Public Health, and a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Kenyon College. My passion is contributing to the betterment of: organizational culture, individual self worth, and socioeconomic conditions. I practice my passion by enabling people’s natural tendency to see and solve problems in order to leave the world better than we found it."
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January 17, 2023
Connecting Continuous Improvement to the Bottom Line - Webinar Recording, KaiNexus & Nick Katko
Connecting Continuous Improvement to the Bottom Line - Webinar Recording, KaiNexus & Nick Katko
Video and more Presented by Nick Katko Lean is a long-term business strategy, primarily focusing on employees and learning. Through various continuous improvement practices, employees learn to master their work, solve the right problems and help an organization learn how to do things tomorrow it cannot do today. The operational impact of continuous improvement is well known. Eliminating waste creates capacity, which can be used to serve customers better, improve productivity and improve employee satisfaction. But what about the financial impact? Oftentimes conventional financial analytical practices do not capture the true financial benefits of continuous improvement. This becomes a “problem to be solved.” This webinar will explain how to make the true cause-effect relationships between continuous improvement and financial improvement visible throughout the organization. Integrating these relationships will improve the quality of business decision-making and leverage continuous improvement for financial success for the entire organization. In this webinar, you will learn: the numbers to establish the true cause-effect relationships between continuous improvement and financial improvement. how to use the economics of lean to calculate the financial benefit of continuous improvement how continuous improvement achieves cost reduction over time why certain conventional financial analyses can show that continuous improvement is “not working” financially Nick is the President and owner of BMA. Since 2002, Nick has leveraged his Lean Accounting experience and philosophy in assisting BMA clients in developing, leading, and coaching them in their Lean Accounting transformations. Clients Nick has served a range of organizations worldwide, from family-owned businesses to multi-national companies in industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, software, engineering, and service. Nick is an early pioneer of Lean Accounting. In the 1990s, as CFO of Bullard, Nick implemented a complete lean management accounting system in conjunction with Bullard’s Lean transformation, which included eliminating standard costing. Nick is a regular speaker at the annual Lean Accounting Summit and has also pr