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“Lean – Flavour of the Month? Or Major Contributor to Success?” In this webinar, Larry Cote, President, Lean Advisors Inc. shares an objective assessment of Lean 15 years after the concept was coined ‘Lean”. He highlights his own experiences as … Continue reading
Lean Advisors is pleased to announce that Larry Cote, President of Lean Advisors Inc will be speaking at the Taming of the Queue Conference in Ottawa, Ontario on March 21st. The topic of his session will be Taking a systems approach to wait times. Continue reading
The University of Texas Pan American (UTPA) encourages students to Prepare, Discover, Transform. In this regard, the University is wildly successful. It is consistently ranked among the top 100 best US colleges for Hispanic students, and is 2nd in the nation for the number of bachelors degrees awarded. All that success is contagious, UTPA attracts talented academics from around the world to research and teach in its Edinburg, TX campus. But this success comes at a price. The University Infrastructure, which was adequate for a small regional college, now struggled to support the demands of the increased volume of a growing regional University.Without increasing costs or headcount, they were able to bring the lead time for the procurement process down by almost 50%! Read More Continue reading
Lean Does Work. The caveat is that you must discover the ‘right’ or proper adaptation of the thinking and concept to your unique situation. The Focus in this final section will be that once you have acknowledged the above, you can then begin to search for the proper solution and resources to lead your Lean Transformation and at the same time be aware of some of the ‘red flags’ to keep in mind while deciding on the expertise required.
There were a number of great questions asked by attendees during our Webinar on Management Capacity. Mike Boucher, VP of Client Services at Lean Advisors shared his insights and knowledge. We have provided responses to questions posed at the webinar. Continue reading
If you missed our January 24 webinar “Management Capacity: Standard Leadership Roles for the Lean Supervisor,” you can view the recording here. Mike discussed the benefits of the management capacity program and how to free up management time by understanding executive priorities, analyzing management activities, and creating Standard Leadership Roles.
Join us for a Free Webinar! Management Capacity: Creating Standard Leadership Roles for the Lean Supervisor
Managers, Supervisors, Team Leaders have challenging jobs!
They are fighting fires while responding to pressures from both the organization above and staff below. Meanwhile, they are being told to cut costs, improve quality and improve service. We will show you how to free up management time by understanding executive priorities and analyzing management activities, creating Standard Leadership Roles. Continue reading
Not all senior leaders have the vision, understanding or have bought in to making Lean a priority.
This is one of the critical steps and foundation blocks that must be in place to ensure the success of any Lean Transformation and Organizational Culture Change. During our Lean Executive Morning we brainstormed the root causes and many possible solutions worth exploring. Read more. Continue reading
Nowhere is the need for improved efficiency more critical than in emergency rooms, where speedy care is a key component of good care.
The approach, known as lean, has long helped the auto and aerospace industries reduce waste and boost value for customers through continuous small improvements. With a cash strapped government trying to rein in health spending, Ontario hospitals are catching up, spurred by provincial directives to do more with less. Continue reading
Sustainability. The Holy Grail for Canadas health care?
This is a time of real transformation. If we dont change how we deliver universal health care it wont be there for our grandchildren as they grow up. Deb Matthews
These changes will affect every Canadian and every employer, as organizations increasingly foot the bill for health through employee benefit plans and wellness initiatives. Continue reading