Lean Insights from Sport

Mark Graban is a well known writer and blogger about Lean. His blog is well worth reading. He’s written several books, and I plan to devote a future post to his Lean Hospital book. This post is prompted by Lean Blog: Sports, a book that collects together someĀ of his blog posts on Lean and sports.…

Applying Lean to CAMHS

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are under pressure. Despite investment in the UK in recent years, demand often seems to outstrip supply. This may be because increased resource brings rising expectations, and higher referral rates. An excellent presentation by Ian Dufton, a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, provides good evidence that Lean approaches can…

Competing tribes

A post on Community Care offers an insight in to different constructions of Lean. Simeon Brody asks about the nature of lean and six sigma, and quotes some extracts from a Wikipedia entry. The nature of the replies provides good examples of competing constructions of Lean. Some respondents see these approaches as inhumane, and entirely…