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Case Study: Applying Lean Thinking in Clinical Pathology
Applying Lean Thinking in Clinical Pathology – Application in Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics at NHS Blood and Transplant Background Since 2008, the UK’s NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) has been successful in using lean tools to become a more effective and efficient service and from 2013 the approach has been used...
The Challenges of Implementing Total Productive Maintenance
Introduction Total productive maintenance (TPM) is a lean maintenance methodology that looks to maximise the utilization of your available resources such as machines, processes, and procedures as well as your employees, to improve production and ensure product quality. As we already mentioned, it is a complex method that can be divided...
Let’s Ban the Eighth Waste
From the Seven Wastes to the Multiple Wastes of Lean Thinking. The Original Wastes Taiichi Ohno famously identified the Seven Wastes of the Toyota Production System that have become part of the bedrock of lean knowledge and fundamental to lean improvement initiatives. Acronyms such as TIMWOOD regularly appear in handbooks and...