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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.
Click to watch the video and learn more about Saskatchewans Health System achievements with Lean.
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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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Management Capacity Webinar : Questions and Answers

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

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Lean: Does it Work?? Part 2

The Focus in Part 2 will be to begin to uncover some of the right ways to implement Lean and what some of the key indicators are that you should be aware of.

First, lets alleviate the misconception, apprehension or anxiety that Lean doesnt work. It does work!

The caveat is that you must discover the right or proper adaptation of the thinking and concept to your unique situation… Continue reading

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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

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Lean Reflections- Leadership Buy In

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

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Toyota-style management helps hospital cut ER wait times

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

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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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IRB goes Lean to cope with demands of new refugee law

The federal governments overhaul of Canadas refugee determination system is driving the Immigration and Refugee Board to embrace business efficiency practices pioneered six decades ago by Japanese automaker Toyota. The IRB is turning to Lean processes that have been implemented in Canada Post and the Mint, in partnership with Lean Advisors, that it hopes will enable it to deal with refugee applications and appeals much more expeditiously. Continue reading

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Management Capacity Webinar Recording- View it Here

Lean Advisors Management Capacity Webinar: Creating Standard Leadership Roles for the Lean Supervisor.

In case you missed it, we invite you to take a few minutes to watch the recorded webinar so that you have the opportunity to benefit from the valuable content that was shared. Continue reading

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