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Lean Production

The idea of lean production was first analyzed in depth by John Krafcik when he and others were working on a motor vehicle program in the late 1980s. 475 more words


Hospital CEO Chat Part 2: The Power of the System Aim

“A system is a network of interdependent components that work together to try to accomplish the aim of the system. A system must have an aim. 1,066 more words
Creating A Culture Of Efficiency In Care


The concept of ‘Kaizen’ has its roots in the early quality management Gurus, particularly Deming and Juran. Deming’s initial message was about the need to measure product deviations and to continually reduce them. 475 more words


The Noble Profession Of Process Excellence

Flourishing is a remarkable book, and rather heartwarming for those toiling in the vineyard of process excellence.

Remarkable because it’s a radical critique of sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility programmes – and, more widely, of 21st century capitalism – co-authored by two US business school professors and published by Stanford University. 814 more words

Social | Culture | Effective Collaboration

Leader rounding: Up close and personal on the frontlines of care

 “Genba rounds take conversations out of a conference room and move it to that central area of the practice. As a leader, you are visible there making it clear that we don’t want to merely sit in a conference room and look at a bunch of reports of what’s already happened.”

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Defining your Operational Excellence Journey...Three possible paths forward.

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For the last months, couldn’t say how many now, I have been thinking about the different paths any Company could take in the Operational Excellence journey, and how to create the culture in an organization, as well as what are the differences between the japanese and western culture to face the change. 848 more words