Our operational excellence solution
Unlock scalable value from improvement projects, processes, and people – all aligned to your goals and inside i-nexus
Deliver strategic value from operations
Delivering strategic value from operational work is near-impossible without a solution that centralizes activity and provides transparency.
Accelerating project delivery times, instilling best practices, and ensuring everyone supports your goals is all possible thanks to operational excellence, powered by i-nexus.
One location for excellencei-nexus is the location for your projects and programs, so they no longer sit isolated in different software, folders, and spreadsheets, giving you the visibility, transparency, and common language needed to achieve excellence
Align operations to strategic goalsi-nexus gives your strategy office the visibility and clarity needed to connect strategy to operations and hit targets
Govern your processesi-nexus allows you to implement workflows and approval processes to keep on top of policies being followed, driving accountability and standardization for greater results
Track performancei-nexus ensures you can set meaningful metrics and KPIs for your team, baseline, and then track performance with operational scorecards for simple performance management
Respond to resultsi-nexus gives you the tools to identify root causes, implement countermeasures, and track the impact of the solution so you can replicate them in the future
Unearth valuei-nexus promotes regular submission of performance data and journals to help forecast savings, track improvements, and prove financial impact and tangible benefits, automated and ready to integrate into your reporting
Bring ideas to lifei-nexus encourages your team to submit ideas that align with your goals, create projects to bring those ideas to life, and easily show how they have contributed to the bigger picture
Grow your skillsi-nexus gives your PMO, project, and Lean teams the tools to learn and mature according to your best practices, templates, processes, and methods, meaning you can deploy the right resources and skills within portfolios and projects
The power of i-nexus
The foundation of excellence
i-nexus grew out of the world of operational excellence. This world remains at out our core, and continues as we deliver one solution to build your culture of excellence.
Use our best practices, workflows, approval processes, and software to build fundamental project management skills all the way through to a team of highly-effective improvement professionals.
Inside i-nexus you’ll have everything you need to achieve excellence.
Align your work to strategic goals
Because i-nexus is a strategy execution solution, your improvement efforts will no longer be siloed.
Portfolios of projects will have clear traceability to strategic goals.
Teams will understand how their work contributes to the bigger picture. The same language, processes, and standards will be followed, creating a shared vision executed with focus.
Prove your value
With everyone and everything running through i-nexus, you have the information needed to control performance, overcome delivery challenges, and prove your value.
Automated reporting, scorecards, and a suite of benefit, impact, and financial metric visualizations, defines and demonstrates value, no matter the audience.
Cut down project delivery times, improve success rates, and achieve your improvement goals inside i-nexus.
Let’s power your approach
Whether it’s PDCA problem solving on the shopfloor, or cross-functional work at a value stream level, i-nexus brings everything together, no matter your approach
Live Kaizen philosophy with projects and programs linked to eliminating waste and making daily improvements inside i-nexus, so that you empower your organization to create projects, document actions, analyze data, and drive strategic value
Deliver value stream projects to perfect flow and drive higher quality, executed and tracked within one system containing x-matrix, kanban, and deep project functionality
Run your statistical process analyses to eliminate and reduce variation in your processes with in-system templates for DMAIC, incorporating root analyses and FMEA functionality
Create simple projects based on your choice of tools, including PDCA, just do it, and DMAIC, with clearly defined charters, goals, schedules, metrics and kanbans to bring everything to life, all connected to your strategic goals
Identify problem processes using tools such as FMEA, 5 whys and 5S, find root causes, and fix the pain, with the efforts tracked within i-nexus for simple measurement and replication
Built your own operating system? i-nexus isn’t limited to predefined methods. In fact, our users love our ability to customize and wrap the software around the way they achieve excellence
More goals, less effort
i-nexus takes you from plan to action with its strategic portfolio management tools. Group projects and programs into strategic portfolios, and keep everyone and everything that matters tightly aligned to your goals.
Go beyond your patchwork of technologies for crystal clear visibility of projects, investments and resources, ensuring a business agility to adapt to tomorrow.
With i-nexus, you’ll prioritize and align your portfolios with tools that help you
Assess portfolios’ alignment and impact on your goals
Balance capacity, demand, and schedules
Digitalize your ways of working
Evaluate performance, funding, and people
Analyze delivery and dependencies
Portfolios managed in i-nexus include
- Sig Sigma
Achieve operational excellence with these tools
Confidently plan and deploy portfolios, programs, and projects across your entire business, and connect them to your strategy
- Goal setting and cascade
- Scenario planning
- Portfolio selection
- Financial targets
- Metric and KPI setting
Easily execute your portfolios, programs, and projects exactly how you want
- Portfolio management
- Project and program management
- Templates and methodology management
- Workflow management
- Idea management
- Learning and development management
Seamlessly track your performance, collate data and journals, and use i-nexus to power better decisions that support your strategic goals
- Operational scorecards
- KPI metric bowling charts
- Metric journals
- A3 root cause analysis and countermeasures
- Impact and benefit analysis, and financial tracking
- Automated operational reports
The i-nexus difference
We wrap around you
i-nexus wraps around how you want to deliver your goals. Languages, locations, products, processes. Exactly how you want it. All inside one solution.
We use two decades of experience in strategy execution, Hoshin Kanri, Lean, and project management to help you overcome challenges, spot gaps, and accelerate success.
i-nexus is your single source of truth, connecting project management software, ERP, CRM, and other critical systems to give you a total view of what matters to deliver results.
We’re helping these leaders deliver even more improvements
Thyssenkrupp | Industrial Engineering
Hoshin Kanri + operational excellence | Germany
Key challenge: Digitalizing a mature hoshin kanri method
We wanted to build a new organizational capability in basic project management and i-nexus has helped us to meet this goal
“We were experts in generating ideas but let ourselves down with poor execution. We wanted the same process, same language, and same reporting. We wanted to build a new organizational capability in basic project management and i-nexus has helped us to meet this goal.”
Dr. Georg Ziglier
Head of Business Excellence, Materials Services, Thyssenkrupp AG.
Flextronics | Manufacturing
Operational excellence | Singapore
Key challenge: Consistent scorecard reporting to fuel focus
We now have confidence we are investing in the right activities for growth
“Our teams were heroes driven by a single purpose – to delight our customers. But firefighting made it almost impossible to focus activities on performance in our Lean manufacturing system. With i-nexus we now have consistent scorecard reporting across an increasing number of business units, giving us real-time insight and the confidence we are investing in the right activities for growth.”
Vice President Business Excellence, Flex Inc.
SAS Automotives | Automotive
Operational excellence | Germany
Key challenge: Proving improvement’s contribution to cost reduction targets
Now, Operations and Finance have direct visibility into the alignment of improvement projects and financial results
"It was like our Operations team was from Mars, and our Finance team was from Venus. We simply didn’t have a common language to frame our continuous improvement activities in financial terms. Now, Operations and Finance have direct visibility into the alignment of improvement project activity and financial results.”
Operational Excellence System Director, SAS Autosystemtechnik Verwaltung GmbH
Syntegon | Packaging
Operational excellence | Germany
Key challenge: Automating reporting and showing projects link to strategic goals
i-nexus enabled us to demonstrate traceability between strategic objectives and project delivery
“It took significant time and effort to combine and reconcile our KPI spreadsheets across different product groups in order to report performance. That time would be better spent contributing directly to our improvement projects. i-nexus has enabled us to automate manual performance reporting and demonstrate traceability between strategic objectives and project delivery.”
Global Change Agent, Strategic Projects, Deployment and Performance, Syntegon Packaging Solutions BV
Financial Services Company
Operational excellence | UK
Key challenge: Managing risks and introducing improvement mentality into daily-work
i-nexus enables our stakeholders to access real-time performance reports to drive continuous improvement into everyone’s daily activities
“Before i-nexus, we were struggling with spreadsheets to capture process data and publish performance risk scorecards. Now, i-nexus manages the entire process, from data collection and entry to automated metric reporting. Enabling our stakeholders to access real-time performance reports is helping to drive continuous improvement into everyone’s daily activities.“
Program Manager, Black Belt Centre
Food and Drink Production Company
Operational excellence | Switzerland
Key challenge: Creating and driving a culture of operational excellence
Best practices are now flagged for reuse across our 1400 products, with rigorous financial reporting, and traceability of benefits and saving to our P&L
"Before i-nexus, we struggled to share best practices in project management, DMAIC, and PDCA. Our experts couldn't be deployed without clashes of resources, and tracking and managing procurement spending across our was challenging. Today, we flag best practices for reuse across our 1400 products, with rigorous financial reporting, and traceability of benefits and saving to our P&L."
Head of Procurement