Monthly Archives: February 2013

Free Webinar: Lean- Flavour of the Month? Or Major Contributor to Success?

Wednesday, March 27th at 1pm est

Presented By: Larry Cote, President Lean Advisors Inc.

Join us for an Objective Assessment 15 Years after the Concept was coined Lean.

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Global Healthcare Group Testimonial

“I would be honored to be a reference for you. Our LEAN activities are going very well. If fact, I have re-energized our efforts recently asking for each department to update their current/future state maps along with a list of … Continue reading

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University Reduces Procurement Processing Time by 50%

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

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Lean: Does it Work? Red Flags to Watch For- Part 3 of 3

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.

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Lean Success- Ministry of Health in Saskatchewan: Watch Video

Since the 2008 initial implementation of Lean in Saskatchewans Ministry of Health, the Ministry has experienced the emergence of a culture of continuous improvement. Most of the Ministrys Lean teams, which began in partnership with Lean Advisors Inc., are not only sustaining their initial success but continue to work toward further improvements.
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February Complimentary Webinar: Applying Lean Principles to Education- Join Us

Universities and Colleges represent an immense opportunity for the application of Lean Concepts. Lean Advisors Inc. Senior Advisor Sav Pota P.Eng, will share his insights on how Lean principles and practices apply to educational processes. He will also provide highlights from his own experiences in higher education, including success examples, lessons learned, and advice on how to best engage university/college staff in order to create a culture of continuous process improvement to achieve the most effective and efficient results. Continue reading

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