Lean For Practitioners
By Mark Eaton$15.00 USD
An Introduction to Lean (The Toyota Way) for Healthcare Organisations.
If ever a book was relevant, it is this one, right now in the economic climate the world is facing.
The word ‘Lean' simply means fit, or flexible. Although some people think of Lean as just another modern management fad, it actually evolved out of the Toyota Production System developed in the 1950's.
The Grandfather of Lean was Taiichi Ohno, a production engineer at Toyota, who first identified that much of what the company was doing was not adding any value to the end customer, and was therefore tying up resources wastefully. Ohno went on to develop and modify a range of tools to enable the employees at Toyota to spot the waste in the car making process, and to make improvements. The Toyota way is now legendary.
In this book the author draws on his practical experiences of introducing ‘lean' techniques into a manufacturing environment before moving into consultancy where he established the a number of flagship Lean programmes for various public bodies, the Armed Forces, and finally found his passion working with Lean and the Healthcare Sector.
This amazing book covers:
- How to identify the Value Adding & Non Value Adding activities
- The 7 Wastes or 7 Deadly Sins
- The 5 Lean Princi
- The 3 stage thought process to steer improvements
- How to introduce Lean at different organizational levels
If this book doesn't pay for itself within the first week it is bought, we will give the reader a 100% refund!