Japan gemba visit: Lean in hospitals

July 16, 2015 32

It has been surprising to me since moving to Japan six months ago to learn that very few hospitals and health systems are using Lean or the Toyota Production System principles in their operations. Japan […]

Japan gemba visit – the spirit of kaizen

June 4, 2015 5

The third site that I visited on my tour with Makoto in April demonstrated a deep practice of kaizen (continuous improvement) and a philosophy of waste elimination for global sustainability. (Update – 5th June 2015- I have been […]

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