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Lean Manufacturing Lessons for Healthcare

March 13, 2014

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Lean processes drive out wastes and, therefore, lower costs. In healthcare, the “customer” is the patient, and focusing on more efficiently serving patients will likewise drive costs down as a by-product of Lean processes.

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Starting to Use Lean Tools to Build Value in Your Company

February 11, 2014

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The whole idea behind Lean thinking is to free up more capacity so you can use it to grow your business. How do you know when you’re ready to start putting some Lean tools in place, and which ones to start with?

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The 5 Tenets of Lean

December 12, 2013

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If you’re considering implementing Lean Manufacturing, here’s an opportunity to become more familiar with the five tenets of Lean.

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Managing Your Production Schedule to Improve On-Time Delivery

December 04, 2013

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These days, customers expect you to be shortening your overall lead times – meet the delivery promise 100% of the time and have perfect quality. Delivery performance metrics are a big issue that can help you drive new business. If you can improve your delivery performance and thereby increase customer satisfaction, you’ve just increased the odds of keeping existing business as well as growing new business opportunities.

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Capacity or Growth: Which Comes First?

December 02, 2013

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It can be a bit of a “chicken or the egg” situation deciding which to pursue first: increased capacity to meet growing demand, or increased growth to fill excess capacity.

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