Revolutionize lean manufacturing software with continuous improvement tools that better engage teams and boost productivity.
Continuous refinement of processes
Empowering frontline workers
Promoting dignity in the workplace
Harnessing the power of technology
The Journey from Lean Manufacturing to Continuous Improvement
Born from the philosophies of W. Edwards Deming in the 1950s, continuous improvement evolved from statistical process control (SPC) and total quality management (TQM). The advent of lean manufacturing by Toyota in the 1980s further refined the concept, emphasizing waste elimination and just-in-time production for improved efficiency and customer satisfaction.
While both philosophies laid a strong foundation, the world of manufacturing is now transitioning to a fusion of these two concepts — marrying the efficiency of lean manufacturing with the relentless progress of continuous improvement.
Empowering Frontline Workers: The Cornerstone of Modern Manufacturing
In the face of labor and inflationary challenges, it’s more important than ever to uplift the frontline employee experience. When workers are treated with dignity, given purpose and provided with opportunities for skills progression and career growth, it leads to a more efficient and satisfied workforce.
The Role of Technology: Facilitating Continuous Improvement
Today’s connected workforce solutions software is an essential tool in your continuous improvement journey. It works by:
Enabling real-time data analysis
Offering digital error-proofing solutions
QAD Redzone’s Continuous Improvement ERP Solutions
Transition smoothly and efficiently with QAD Redzone’s ERP solutions, designed to support your shift from lean manufacturing to continuous improvement. You’ll also:
Gain comprehensive visibility into your business operations
Seamlessly integrate with other systems
Customize our platform to fit your unique manufacturing needs
The Continuous Improvement Cycle
Embrace the future of manufacturing with the Continuous Improvement Cycle: Plan, Do, Check, Act. This cyclical process allows for constant identification of improvement areas, implementation of changes, evaluation of results and refinement of processes — a recipe for consistent progress.
Empowering Frontline Workers with QAD Redzone
Foster a sense of ownership and pride in your employees with QAD Redzone’s user-friendly tools. Leverage real-time data collection and enhanced communication features to empower your workforce, a critical step in the journey to continuous improvement.
Real-time data collection and analysis
Enhanced communication and collaboration on the shopfloor
Error-proofing operations with digital solutions
Continuous Improvement Tools and Integrations
Maximize the potential of QAD Redzone’s ERP solutions by integrating them with a range of complementary tools. From visual cards for mini-audits to automation tools for custom dashboards and analytics, these additions can refine your lean manufacturing practices and enable continuous improvement.
Ready-to-use Continuous Improvement Apps
Accelerate your transition with our ready-to-use lean manufacturing tools and continuous improvement apps. Designed to enhance various aspects of manufacturing implementation, these apps offer functionalities like material replenishment, real-time notifications and shopfloor communication.
Double Frontline Engagement
An engaged frontline workforce can dramatically reduce staff turnover. Our Engagement Study reveals how 50 plants boosted productivity and reduced turnover by focusing on five key areas of engagement.
The Redzone Way
Redzone champions frontline teams to work with purpose and win the day, every day.
Experience the power of transition through real-life examples. Businesses have successfully achieved their continuous improvement goals using QAD Redzone ERP solutions. Explore our case studies, witness tangible results and hear from satisfied customers.
Experience Powerful Results in Just 90 Days
Unlock your plant’s hidden capacity with QAD Redzone’s ERP solutions. Witness transformative productivity increases in less than three months while engaging and retaining your frontline teams.
The Productivity Flywheel Effect
With QAD Redzone, impressive results within the first 90 days set the stage for continuous improvements, boosting overall productivity, engagement and retention.