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Lean Advisors to Speak at Conference Board Sustainable Heath Summit

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

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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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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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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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Handling Change and Managing Priorities when Implementing Lean

When implementing Lean, how can your organization handle change when they are already working at capacity and everything is a priority? Continue reading

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BI enhances turnaround time in pathology reporting in Kitchener

Waiting for pathology test results doesn’t only create anxiety for patients. It can also cause strain in the hospital laboratory, particularly when it seems clinical staff can never get ahead of the reporting backlog and really don’t understand why it’s there in the first place. Continue reading

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Pathology Department at Grand River Hospital and St Marys General Hospital Increases Throughput, Cuts Costs using Lean

In healthcare today, having to do more with less goes with the territory. Volumes are increasing five to ten percent every year, regulatory and administrative burdens are becoming more restrictive, and wait times are rising. Continue reading

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Update- Lean Executive Day Results

On February 7th, the filledĀ  to capacity event was attended by executives, across many industries, that spent a day discussing with their peers and our leadership team their experiences and challenges with their own lean implementations. Workshops covered various topics … Continue reading

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