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Going Lean

Author : Stephen A. RUFFA
ISBN : 0814410626
Genre : Business & Economics
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Going Lean sets aside the notion that efficient operations and powerful innovations are only possible when business is steady and demand is growing. Instead, companies must learn that sudden shifts or unpredictable conditions need not undermine their results. Led by a new breed of companies –Toyota, Wal-Mart, and Southwest Airlines—a powerful, yet unexpected mindset is reshaping the rules for business competitiveness. By using Lean Dynamics TM—based on the now-famous Toyota Production System—companies everywhere can thrive in virtually any environment. In Going Lean, readers will learn how to:• become broadly effective in creating and sustaining value• set a critical foundation for achieving sustained excellence• identify sources of lag and create robust value streams that thrive in today’s dynamic conditions• describe the underlying techniques to maintain steady and predictable flow• create a system based on “pull,” or external demand that consistently introduces new innovation even during severe downturns• strive for perfection• deliver industry-leading returns
Category: Business & Economics

The Going Lean Fieldbook

Author : Stephen A. Ruffa
ISBN : 9780814415580
Genre : Business & Economics
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Illustrated with compelling cases and clear examples, "The Going Lean Fieldbook"--a companion guide to "Going Lean"--provides practical advice for applying lean principles throughout the organization.
Category: Business & Economics

Going Lean

Author : Amy C. Smith
ISBN : 1567932819
Genre : Medical
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Why is this patient still here?" Has this question crossed your mind while you are walking the halls of your organization? This book explains how the Lean Method can help you keep your patients moving smoothly through treatment. It may sound technical, but it is not. The Lean Method is easy to understand, easy to visualize, and easy to apply. First it will help you identify what is keeping patients waiting. Once you uncover the barriers to smooth patient flow, you can use the Lean method to develop creative strategies for keeping patients moving. The Lean Method is a management system. It will help you uncover issues, set goals for solving the issues, and measure your progress toward achievement. Lean has worked in real hospitals, real clinics, and real laboratories The book includes numerous examples and success stories that illustrate the Lean Method in action. It contains specific recommendations for removing the barriers to flow that are commonly uncovered using the Lean Method. When you improve patient flow, you'll see more revenue for the same assets, happier patients, and happier staff. Learn about these strategies for improving patient flow: * Creating on observation unit distinct from inpatient units * Redesigning compensation systems to favor patient flow * Urging senior managers to spend time observing * Requiring progress-tracking charts on everything of interest * Encouraging caregivers to ask, "Why is this patient still here?" * Creating a patient-flow desk to centralize admission control
Category: Medical

Going Lean

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ISBN : OCLC:852932935
Genre : Business logistics
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Category: Business logistics

Going Lean In Health Care

Author : Institute for Healthcare Improvement, IHI
ISBN : OCLC:475336116
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Examples in this paper of lean thinking in health care demonstrate that, when applied rigorously and throughout an entire organization, lean principles can have a positive impact on productivity, cost, quality, and timely delivery of services.
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Going Lean

Author : Jochen Krebs
ISBN : 0990559106
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An agile process is a journey, not a destination. In Going Lean, Jochen (Joe) Krebs uses his personal weight loss story as a metaphor to illustrate such a journey. Unlike a case study, he introduces agile principles in a practical, real-world approach with a topic everyone can relate to. His story takes us through a proven process pattern, which forces common sense decision-making. As a result, he lost 20kg (44lbs) in only 20 weeks. Going Lean covers the full spectrum of an agile project, from start to finish. It makes connections between a personal story and potentially any projects in small, medium or large enterprises. The story serves as an example for everyone interested in how the principles may map to topics such as financial planning, home renovation or starting-up any type of franchise. Joe wrote a short and entertaining story to encourage more leaders and executives to get started.
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Going Lean

Author : David Taylor
ISBN : 0953798208
Genre : Industrial efficiency
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Category: Industrial efficiency

Improving Healthcare Using Toyota Lean Production Methods

Author : Robert Chalice
ISBN : 0873897137
Genre : Medical
File Size : 62.90 MB
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What differentiates this book from other healthcare improvement books is that it is the only currently available book that presents a simple recipe of 46 lean steps for healthcare providers to reduce cost and improve quality. By taking these straightforward steps, healthcare providers can adopt the same lean methods which have enabled companies like Toyota to become so successful. The first part of the book explains cost and quality issues facing U.S. healthcare. From that understanding, the second part then teaches healthcare providers a 46-step recipe to reduce costs and improve quality by using Toyota Lean Production methods. With industry experts citing that as much as 40% of the total cost of healthcare production is attributed to wasteful processes, it is logical that reducing waste will lower costs. This is the basis of this book. Although other books have presented Toyota's lean methods, this book goes further by showing how to directly apply those successful methods to healthcare, where they are sorely needed. This book is intended to be a practical manual for healthcare providers to use to improve quality and reduce costs. It can be a multi-year strategic plan for healthcare providers to adopt. This second edition includes additional improvement steps and five new appendices of practical examples authored by renowned lean experts.
Category: Medical

Lean Transformation

Author : Bruce A. Henderson
ISBN : 1511657030
Genre : Industrial efficiency
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Known worldwide in manufacturing among those striving to maximize productivity and create pull scheduling of production as "the yellow book," this is the premier how to book for companies going lean. Touted by experts everywhere as practical, down-to-earth, and easy to read, it warns of cultural issues that are certain to arise, and gives step by step instructions for making the transformation. It clearly explains such tools as continuous flow, value stream mapping, kanban, kaizen, six sigma, just-in-time (JIT), techniques for quick set-ups, and other pillars of the Toyota Production System. It's full of examples of value stream mapping, how kanban can resolve material supply issues, how kaizen brainstorming can result in startling improvements overnight, how just-in-me (JIT) frees mountains of money tied up in work-in-progress, why Six Sigma quality needs to be built in and not inspected in, how bottlenecks can be eliminated, kanban snafus spotted before they happen, and how instilling a championship mentality in cross-functional teams an lead to increased productivity and continuous improvement that doesn't stop after the initial kaizen event.
Category: Industrial efficiency