Book Review: The New Lean Healthcare Pocket Guide

The New Lean Healthcare Pocket Guide, by Debra Hadfield, Shelagh Holmes, Sue Kozlowski and Todd Sperl, published by MCS Media. This guide is genuinely pocket-sized: it’s 14cm x 9cm (3.5 inches x 5.5 inches). It takes up a little more room than that because of its spiral binding, but it fits easily in a coat…

What’s a Drum Buffer Rope System?

Diane Miller, from the Virginia Mason Institute, argues that one of the advantages of an industrial setting is that it’s easier to see some of the Lean techniques in action, because everything is there, right in front of you, rather than hidden away in multiple processes, spread over time, as is often the case in…