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On Fridays I will post a Lean related Quote. Throughout our lifetimes many people touch our lives and leave us with words of wisdom. These can both be a source of new learning and also a point to pause and reflect upon lessons we have learned. Within Lean active learning is an important aspect on this journey because without learning we can not improve.


"Do it badly; do it slowly; do it fearfully; do it any way you have to, but do it."  — Steve Chandler, Reinventing Yourself:...

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by LSSU Admin - Friday, 17 January 2020, 5:03 PM
Retrieved from: Kevin Meyer
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Earlier this month Ron discussed his top ten lessons from the last decade and Jon what he believes is the most important word of the year (“daily”).  Although I have tried to divorce myself from the arbitrary boundaries of a calendar year, I still take some time in December and January, deliberate time, to reflect […]
 
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by LSSU Admin - Friday, 17 January 2020, 2:50 PM
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Healthcare – Creating Value for Patients Sometimes you just need to get a team together and improve.  Here's a good example of use of A3 thinking to improve opioid prescribing in outpatient rheumatology.  Reducing harm requires the conditions to speak up, raise concerns, and make mistakes. A study shows hospitals with high levels of psychological safety are more likely […]

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So, an engineer, an architect, and a nurse walk into a hospital… no, that's not a setup for the punchline to a joke. Today, in episode #355 of the podcast, I'm sharing three short conversations with three people who have very different backgrounds, but they still all ended up working to improve healthcare. We have […]

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by LSSU Admin - Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 12:00 PM
Retrieved from: A Lean Journey
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Leaders in organizations across industries are always looking to “speed-up” a lean transformation. Most organizations prefer to take small incremental steps away from their current business model and target a set of initiatives that still falls close to their existing position.
The challenge with lean is that, despite its attraction to many executives who want to cut costs and increase productivity, a lean process doesn’t happen overnight. There are plenty of obstacles to overcome.
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The other, I stumbled across an old article that I remember, as it was published in the Wall Street Journal in 2004. The WSJ normally has a paywall, but this article is old enough that it's free to the general public (or at least I think it is): To Fix Health Care, Hospitals Take Tips […]

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To Insights and Beyond: The 5 Key Challenges & Learnings You Need to Know from 2019 Minitab Insights Conference


Were you one of the 300+ lucky practitioners, data analysts, statisticians, improvement advisers, program managers, engineers, clinical directors, coordinators and quality professionals who attended the 2019 Minitab Insights Global Conference this past fall? 

Don’t worry if you were unable to join — with the help of our expert Jenn Atlas, we’ve rounded up
the 5 Key Challenges and Learnings you need to know.

 
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by LSSU Admin - Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 12:00 PM
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Production lines with manual labor often have the possibility of adjusting manpower due to demand. Such flexible manpower lines can work with different staff numbers, and can adjust the production output to the customer demand. At Toyota, such lines are also called Shoujinka (少人化, literally “few people production”). This blog post will go into the … Continue reading Flexible Manpower Lines 1 – Introduction
 
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by LSSU Admin - Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 1:55 AM
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“Human work engineering” is neither a major in any university nor a job title I have ever encountered. As a specialty, it would integrate content currently filed under Human Factors, Ergonomics, Safety, Human-Machine Interfaces, Usability Engineering, Mistake-Proofing, and Jidoka into a consistent approach to production and service delivery. But wait! Isn’t it what Industrial Engineering […]

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by LSSU Admin - Monday, 13 January 2020, 11:49 PM
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“As many of us are wont to do, I reflected a bit over the holidays. As always, it wasn’t hard to find ample fodder on both sides of the hope vs despair ledger: we have so much cause for concern around us, but also plenty to rejoice about. […] This year’s reflection confirms what I’ve […]

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