Tag: Waste

The Need for Lean at BIDMC

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I read Paul Levy's blog every chance I get. He is the CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Although...

Xerox’s Reusable Paper

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Xerox's Reusable Paper (TreeHugger)I saw this featured in Time as one of their inventions of the year. I've seen "digital paper" before, but...

Automotive Overproduction Comparison

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How GM Handles a Hit: Build Fewer - WSJ.comWelcome to new readers from the MoneyCentral MSN blog. To explore more about "Lean," visit the...

Sunday Night Muda

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I'm in Seattle, about a mile from the stadium where the Seahawks are playing the Saints tonight. I was tempted to get a ticket,...

Waste in Auto Marketing

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Guest Post By Mike Thelen:--------------------------------I received an interesting piece of "junk mail" this morning. What caught my attention and provoked me to open...

Copying Toyota’s Past Practices or Toyota’s Thinking?

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With our Lean efforts, it's always good to ask, are we:Copying Toyota's past methods,Copying Toyota's current methods ORCopying Toyota's thought process and conceptsIf you're...

This Will Happen Again, Unless…

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Medical mix-up, unnecessary mastectomy - Health - MSNBC.com This will happen again, unless the process is fixed. Lean can help. Please read on... I...

Looking for Muda in Hospitals

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Institute for Healthcare Improvement ArticleThis article from the IHI talks about the need to find "muda" (waste) in hospitals. They say:"In the health...

Working 40 Minutes a Day?

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Star-Telegram.com 09/03/2007 A closer look at four survey participants:There was a feature in the local paper a few weeks back about what...

Example: 5S and Reducing Waste

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www.kansascity.com | 09/10/2007 | To survive and thrive in these days of globalization, manufacturing companies must carve away the fat.Here's a nice news story...

Duct Taping the Dreamliner

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Flightblogger: Temporary Fasteners Causing Major Problems for 787 ProgramOk, so Boeing isn't using duct tape in their efforts to cobble together the first Dreamliner...

Another Case of Wasting $$ and Angering Your Customer

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How many trees did your iPhone bill kill? - USATODAY.com As with my petty hotel complaints, here's another example of a company doing "too much"...