What my Book “Lean Hospitals”​ Says About Inventory Planning

Republished from Mark Graban’s Lean Blog By Mark Graban leanblog.org This is from the 3rd edition of my book Lean Hospitals. I’ve copied and pasted from the book with no additional edits, although I’ll bold italic some parts for emphasis. I’ll some closing thoughts at the end. For a more complete PDF excerpt, click here (requires Dropbox access). I…

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Rethinking Lean in a Time of Social Distancing

Process and system designs need to adapt to keep workers safe. Beau Keyte APR 03, 2020 I was reading about March Madness shutting down when I received an SOS email from a plant manager. He had just shut down his plant for a couple of weeks and was concerned that much of the lean efforts…

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