Lean in Healthcare Seminar –  Introducing Continuous Improvement/Lean processes to healthcare.  Learn how other healthcare providers have successfully applied lean/continuous improvement principals to their workplace, reducing costs, improving quality and ratings by regulators such as the joint commission.  Understand the 7 wastes and reliable methods which can be used as countermeasures to those wastes.  Understand the philosophy of lean/continuous improvement.  Learn best practices to begin your journey.

Training and Seminars
Whether your organization provides products or services, Lean Tools are key to creating and maintaining a competitive edge. The result is an operational system so reactive to your customer demands that delivery dates can be met with a limited – or non-existent – inventory of finished goods.

Introduction to Continuous Improvement and Stability – Provides trainees with a basic understanding of the 7 wastes, effective countermeasures and the Scientific Method through hands-on training.

5S – Workplace Organization – Learn then do by systematically applying the 5S’s to organize your workplace and keep it that way.

Team Problem Solving/Improvement Kata – Learn then do as we define the term “problem” then use the Scientific Method to better understand the problem and develop countermeasures.Visual Control Systems

Value Stream Mapping Seminar:
The Value Stream Mapping process is a pencil and paper tool that helps a company to see and understand the flow of material/information of a product/service as it moves from a raw material/order into the arms of the customer.

  • Investigate and Summarize Your Current Value Stream
  • Analyze the Root Causes of Waste
  • Brainstorm Improvement Opportunities and Solutions Focusing on the Elimination of Wasted Time, Effort, Materials and Space
  • Map Your Future Value Stream
  • Prepare an Assessment Report of Your Findings for Management Review

Creating Continuous Flow Seminar:

  • Learn the Three Flows
  • Learn the Seven Questions to ask to create continuous flow
  • Learn the Levels of automation and their effective application
  • Tips on cellular layout
  • Guidelines for Material Flow

Visual Control Systems – Learn and do as trainees create visual systems that can identify “abnormal conditions” at a glance.

Standardized Work – Variation is the enemy of any process.  Trainees will learn then create standardized work.

Pull Systems – Learn to synchronize supply to customer (internal or external) demand.  Understand the use of signals (kanban) to show need to make, move or purchase.

Setup Reduction (SMED) – Learn how then do the four steps of setup reduction.  Two-day, hands-on course.

Hoshin Kanri/Policy Deployment – Leadership learns the process then creates a 3 year plan aligning objectives, to prioritized improvement needs, to measures, to goals, to capacity.

Training Within Industries: 1. Job Methods 2. Job Instruction 3. Job Relations – Learn and do Job Methods, Job Instruction Training and Job Relations enhancing Standardized Work, improving trainee effectiveness and retention.

Standardized Work for Supervisors and Front-line Managers – Using Visual Management Systems learn how to create standardized work as a means of improving Supervisor/Frontline Manager effectiveness and availability.

Effective Measurement – Learn what to and not to measure to support your Continuous Improvement Process.  “What gets measured gets done.”

Mistake Proofing – Poka Yoke – No one wants to make a mistake but humans do.  Learn some effective means of eliminating the possibility of human mistakes.

Leadership Responsibility in Continuous Improvement – Leaders must lead, but the old “command and control systems” are rarely effective.  Trainees will learn and be coached in the mentoring process of management.

Idea Systems – 80% of implemented and effective ideas come from the people doing the work.  Learn ways to solicit more ideas and support team members while eliminating the blame/shame of owning a “bad idea”.

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