Tag: Waste

Reader Question: What Type of Waste is This in Our Healthcare...

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Here is an international reader question from somebody working in healthcare in the Middle East. The reader writes: I would like to thank you for your...

What are the “Quick Wins?” Ask the People Doing the Work

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Last week, I received a few questions from somebody at a hospital system and I thought I'd address one of them here: "Can you suggest any "quick wins" to get staff engaged in a Lean culture?"

Guest Post: Tom Brady (TB12) – Lean Thinker

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Mark's Note: Today's post is by a new guest contributor, Tom Gormley. I first met Tom in 2009 or 2010 when my wife and...

Gene Wilder, #Lean, and #LeanStartup Thoughts on Wasting Time and Lives

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The famed actor and comedian Gene Wilder passed away this week at age 83. I think of him primarily as an actor from the classic...

Lean at UCLA Harbor Medical Center Featured by the BBC

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The BBC radio program "The Science Hour" recently aired a program with a segment where an unexpected person (Dr. Kevin Fong) to an unexpected...

A Lean Guy Reads & Reviews “Henry Ford’s Lean Vision”

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I'm a car guy. Above all other mechanical devices that we engineers get to be involved with, I am fascinated most with these incredible...

Still Settling In After Moving; Not Blaming People for Their Best...

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The past two weeks have been very busy, to say the least. Thanks to the guest bloggers who contributed posts to help reduce my...

Announced “Workplace Principles” for NHS Wales Staff Sound Like Lean Principles

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Each Saturday, I get an email newsletter from the UK-based site "Nursing Times." Last week, this article, caught my eye: "Workplace principles revealed for NHS staff in Wales." A free registration might be required to read it or other articles, but it's worth it.

Captain Jack’s Cannonball Polish – Buy One, Get Two Free!

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Mark's note: Today's post is by Paul Critchley and he raises important questions that I've seen in both factories and hospitals. Here's his post... As I've moved through my career and Lean journey, I've been blessed to have met and worked with some really fantastic people...

Football, Holistic Systems, and Challenging the Way It’s Always Been Done

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Many of you might not care, but it's football season. Major college football starts tomorrow night and the NFL kicks off their season next...

A Lean Guy Listens to NPR: NICU Waste, Growing a Rural...

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I did a similar post in 2012, but here's a post where I share some recent NPR stories that I've heard recently (through the...

See How a British Psychiatrist is Using LEGO Videos to Explain...

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A collection of creative videos was recently brought to my attention and I'd like to share them here. They are created by Dr. Mark...