3S? 5s? 7S or more?

5S is often described as a core building block of Lean work. Despite this, it is often taught as a stand alone technique that is related to de-cluttering a ward, office or other workplace. Taught like this, it can produce good results. In my own workplace, it frequently becomes part of a Kaizen, and seems to…

Evidence for Lean Effectiveness

Health care staff in general, and doctors in particular, like randomised controlled trials (RCT). I discussed evaluation of Lean in a previous post, but it comes up often in health care, and it is worth spending more time on it. Randomised controlled trials are very good ways of reducing bias in an evaluation. In a…