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Continuous Improvement

Performance Measurement in Health Care

Performance Measurement in Health Care

The world of health care is always changing and rightfully so with all the changes in the business world why would health care remain the same? However, despite some long-practiced, tried and true methods of assessing health care quality such as Donabedian’s structures method which focuses on processes and outcomes as well as the inception

Lean Supplies Chain Management for Companies

Lean Supplies Chain Management for Companies

Lean systems are meant for producing the best products and services with little or no wastage of various kinds of resources. Lean supply chain management purports to create a well designed supply chain management system where all the resources are effectively utilized. The people, processes, technologies and suppliers will be optimized at the beginning of

Lean Manufacturing Can Enforce Safety Standards

Lean Manufacturing Can Enforce Safety Standards

Lean manufacturing has become a very important concept in business improvement. Most large organizations have devised tools and systems to help align their businesses towards lean enterprise and reap the benefits of improved efficiency and waste reduction. Most people associate lean manufacturing with business production unaware that it is a broad concept that can also

How to Organize Your Shop Using 5S

How to Organize Your Shop Using 5S

One of the easiest ways to keep things organized in your shop after a long day of work is to take the guesswork out of where tools should be stored. No one likes to start working in an environment that is disordered and cluttered. The video below demonstrates how to create tool organizer inserts for

Employing 5S Tools to Improve Efficiency and Productivity

Employing 5S Tools to Improve Efficiency and Productivity

5S as a tool for lean enterprise was developed by Toyota to transform the then infant multinational into a major global player. The transformation did indeed take place with very fruitful lessons to all business managers worldwide. The raging misconception that these tools are only applicable in large organizations with complex structures is ill-informed as

Kaizen – An Organizations Journey towards Perfection

Kaizen – An Organizations Journey towards Perfection

Quality and productivity in an ideal situation should always go hand in hand. However, where there is a pressure to perform they are always pitted against each other. Business managers are always under a lot of pressure to hit targets and increase their output; this has a resultant effect of compromised productivity. Customers, due to

Soaring Yields with Six Sigma

Soaring Yields with Six Sigma

The basics of management posit that input will more often than not equal the output. A meager input will result to insignificant yields with no prospects of progress creating a vicious cycle of low productivity. For any business manager to be able to reverse this, an intense and critical examination of all the aspects of

Who Is Interested in Lean Manufacturing?

Who Is Interested in Lean Manufacturing?

Matt Wrye of Beyond Lean set up a poll to see who was interested in reading about lean. According to Wrye, the majority of folks reading about lean on his blog were in middle management: “Who is reading Beyond Lean? 1. Mid-Level Managers = 40% 2.Senior Level Managers = 20% 3. Consultants = 20%” This