I was very honored to be asked to write an essay/case study on lean healthcare for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers new “Lean Yearbook” publication and that book is out now. It's a large magazine format that is going free to all SME members with the regular Manufacturing Engineering magazine, but is can also be purchased separately for about $25.
The website is short on details, so here are some examples of the content, with many Lean Blog authors and friends represented!
- Jim Womack, the “State of Lean 2007”
- Jeff Liker and David Meier, “Chinese Companies Need Lean Management” (a topic David discussed on this Podcast)
- Jamie Flinchbaugh and Andy Carlino, “Farther, Faster and more Sustainable”
- Gary Connor, “Roadmap to Lean for the Smaller Shop”
- Laurie Harbour-Felax, “Arrogance, Cultural Barriers Limit Detroit Three”
- Jean Cunningham, “Integrating Lean and Information System Technologies”
- Mary Poppendieck, “Bringing Lean to Software Development”
- H. Thomas Johnson, “Manage a Living System, Not a Ledger”
- Bryan Lund, “Training Within Industry”
I wrote a case study of an initial Lean implementation with a hospital in Kankakee IL, Riverside Medical Center.
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