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Kanban for Lean Healthcare

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Title: Kanban for Lean Healthcare
Author: Thomas L. Jackson
ISBN: 1466551925 / 9781466551923
Format: Soft Cover
Pages: 120
Publisher: Productivity Press
Year: 2016
Availability: Out of Stock
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Kanban is a Lean method that builds upon the concepts of standardized work, 5S, and visual management to give hospitals a simple yet effective method for managing supplies and inventory. The goal of a kanban system is to support patients and employees by ensuring needed supplies are in the right place, at the right time. As part of the Lean Tools in Healthcare series, this reader-friendly book is designed to improve understanding of this tool. Presented in practical terms, this book includes margin assists that define key terms, supplies healthcare examples, and provides detailed how-to instructions.


Chapter 1 : Introducing Key Terms and Benefits of Kanban
Chapter 2 : The Basics of Kanban : Functions, Rules, and Types of Kanban
Chapter 3 : Phase One : Scheduling Kanban
Chapter 4 : Phase Two : Circulating Kanban
Chapter 5 : Phase Three : Improving with Kanban
Chapter 6 : Reflections and Conclusions


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