Lean’s Two Key Ingredients

Whether your organization is a publicly traded or privately owned company, a government agency or a not-for-profit charity, the rising cost of doing business is challenging us all to find ways to work more efficiently. To examine, plan and correct … [Read more...]

Not Sleepless in Seattle

How One Medical Center Embraces Lean By Tony Rodriguez, President, Daniel Penn Associates, LLC In June, we talked about Escape Fire, an in-your-face documentary about how we need to find a better way to provide effective care more efficiently. … [Read more...]

Lean in the OR workshops

Where does your hospital fall on the Lean scale? "There are two categories of hospitals: Those that are Lean. And those that will be Lean." - Richard Rahn, Lean Hospital Group; principal, Leonardo Group Americas You’re a dedicated healthcare … [Read more...]

Mixed Model Line Design

Mixed Model Line Design for the Lean Factory Intensive workshop at Toyota August 6-8 The future of manufacturing belongs to mixed-model production, but few Lean practitioners are competent in mixed-model line design. Take the leap beyond 5S, … [Read more...]

A Lean Roadmap for Hospitals

The Time Has Never Been Better By Tony Rodriguez, President, Daniel Penn Associates, LLC Lean manufacturing, aka the Toyota Production System, has enabled U.S. manufacturers to compete in the global marketplace. The Lean approach to improvement … [Read more...]

5S: It’s Not Just a Pretty Facility

By Nancy Kay, Senior Consultant, Daniel Penn Associates LLC Today’s Lean operational principles begin with implementing 5S, which stands for Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize and Sustain. 5S is “A place for everything and everything in its … [Read more...]

Lean Hospital Roadmap Training

Join Us April 23-25, 2013 in Tampa, Florida Just as in manufacturing environments, there’s a "standard work" method for hospitals to reduce risk and make rapid improvements. On April 23-25, I’ll be joining Gerard Leone and Richard D. Rahn of … [Read more...]

Lean Material Management Workshop

Don’t miss this Toyota Lean Materials Management training opportunity! Toyota is still the gold standard of Lean companies, and it’s not often that they actually host Lean training workshops at their factories. Once such workshop is coming up … [Read more...]