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Free Webinar! Management Capacity: Creating Standard Leadership Roles for the Lean Supervisor

Join us for our free webinar, Management Capacity: Creating Standard Leadership Roles for the Lean Supervisor. Mike Boucher, our Vice President of Client Services, will share his insights. Continue reading

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Simple hospital innovation saves time, money

Premiers looking for money- and time-saving innovations for their health-care systems are turning to Saskatchewan Health’s model of finding efficiencies in unlikely places. Lean Advisors continues to be a strategic partner with Saskatchewan Health for their lean journey and transformation. Watch Video Continue reading

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Lean Advisors Chosen by City of Oshawa to Lead Lean Transformation

Lean Advisors is pleased to announce they have successfully been awarded a contract with the City of Oshawa. Lean Advisors will be leading the organization’s Lean Transformation. Continue reading

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Healthcare Leaders Look Outside for Answers

Applied to hospitals, the term factory sounds like a metaphor for a mechanistic, uncaring environment. Nevertheless, a growing number of healthcare leaders are employing management ideas from manufacturing and other industries to make their facilities more cost-effective and at the same time, more responsive to the needs of patients, their families, and staff. In fact these methods, Lean in particular, help organizations do more with less makes them particularly applicable to today’s healthcare challenges. Continue reading

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Why Lean needs to align Strategic Deployment to Middle Management

Transforming an organization using the concepts and thinking of Lean is a challenge and requires tremendous passion, commitment, proper knowledge and the ability to execute the vision and plan. Leadership usually understand all that but what they miss is how and who element that is going to lead the change and do the actual transforming. Continue reading

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APICS Toronto Selects Larry Cote as Keynote Speaker

Lean Advisors is pleased to announce that Larry Cote, President has been selected as the keynote speaker at the APICS Toronto Chapter AGM event on June 13 2012. Continue reading

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Algonquin College Continues its Lean Journey

The Algonquin College Lean effort, which began in 2005, continues to make inroads. Department maximizes their outreach activities without increasing wait times for face-to-face sessions. Continue reading

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Resolving Conflicting Pressures between Budget and Lean

Q. How do we resolve the conflicting pressures of budgets and Lean? Plus, how do we ensure that the pressures of cost savings dont drive the wrong behaviors?

Here are some of the consolidated thoughts and ideas that were shared by the participants of the Lean Executive Day workshop on Resolving Conflicting Pressures. Continue reading

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HR’s Role in Delivering Lean Six Sigma Success

As economic conditions cause organizations in many sectors to find ways to do more with less, a growing number are turning to an approach that is commonly called Lean Six Sigma. This strategy began in the industrial sector, and has since spread to many other areas, including healthcare, education, government services, hospitality, and financial services. Continue reading

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Steve Withers joins the Lean Advisors Team

Steve Withers has 30 years of process improvement experience using lean thinking, six sigma, process management, and change management skills. Steve was the Director of the Lean Sigma Centre at Canada Post, where lean thinking has contributed in excess of $200 M in savings. Continue reading

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