Tag: Hoshin

New Horizons for Lean Thinking

20th April 2010 - Daniel T Jones

I often tell audiences that I collect questions, particularly ones I have to go away and think about. I also tell them I judge the quality of the audience by the quality of the questions they ask!...

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A Remarkable Story

21st January 2010 - Daniel T Jones

The most surprising and rewarding thing last year was seeing how lean is transforming the patient journeys through what is thought to be the oldest hospital in Europe, founded on the 23rd of June...

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Lean Summer Reading

26th May 2009 - Daniel T Jones

In the last year or two we have learnt more and more about what makes Toyota’s lean management system so successful. The emerging literature grows by the day and it is hard to keep up with it all....

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Making Hospitals Work Launch

19th May 2009 - Daniel T Jones

Two years ago we organised the first Global Lean Healthcare Summit in Stratford. This was both an inspiring and sobering event. We all glimpsed the huge potential of lean to improve the working of...

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Crossing the Lean Threshold

12th March 2007 - Daniel T Jones

Lean transformations are increasingly bumping up against a common threshold. We may be very familiar with most of the lean tools. We may also have learnt to see our value streams and how to redesign...

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