Stuff I’m Reading, April 5, 2012: New Books, Layoffs “Forced,” Regrettable Mistakes, and Avoiding Overproduction
Back by popular demand, here are links to some more articles I've read recently that might be of interest on a number of Lean related topics:
- Potent Medicine Delivers a Treatment Plan for U.S. Health Care (new book from Dr. John Toussaint)
- New book from Naida Grunden: “Lean-Led Hospital Design: Creating the Efficient Hospital of the Future” (pic)
- Stafford Hospital needle error warning to staff (is this another “lack of time” problem?)
- “Federal cuts force layoffs at hospital” (I think “forced” isn't quite the right word, it's a choice)
- GM to Match Volt Production With Demand (generally a good idea!)
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Hah, I like the news that’s been coming out about the chevy volt. At first they were all sensationalist stories about how they halted production due to limited demand, and then it kind of started coming out that it was only temporary and that they are going to try to match demand in the future. Which obviously makes sense
It makes sense to match supply to demand, but the Big Three have had a long habit of pushing vehicles on the dealers. This counts as a sale and revenue to GM even if the car hasn’t gone to a real driving end customer. They can’t overproduce forever, though.