Lean Principles

Leaning Healthcare

7th May 2006 - Daniel T Jones

Healthcare is the next great industry to begin the Lean journey. The existing model in which the hospital doctor acting as a skilled craftsperson effectively manages their own waiting list of...

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Developing Problem Solvers

1st March 2006 - Daniel T Jones

We traditionally see an organisation as a collection of departments or activities, each managed separately and each separated from the rest by inventories or time buffers between them. Performance is...

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Broken Business Models

13th September 2005 - Daniel T Jones

When the CEO of the mighty Wal-Mart asks the UK government for protection from competition from Tesco, one fifth its size, it is clear something significant is going on. The rise of Tesco is not...

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Supply Chain Walks

2nd August 2005 - Daniel T Jones

One of the most interesting things I do is to take a walk through a complete supply chain. I did this twice last week. The first was from a vegetable grower through a consolidation warehouse to a...

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