Lean Tool: Circle of Work Analysis to Identify Quantify Waste

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I define the lean tool known as a Circle of Work analysis as the observation of multiple workflows within a workplace all impacting a single value stream.  This is done for the purpose of capturing data about the amount of waste existing in a given set of processes.  The process for capturing the data is […]

The 8 Lean Wastes in Healthcare

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Below are some examples of how each of the 8 Lean wastes in healthcare may appear.  Reviewing this list will help you identify lean waste within your own workplace.  From personal experience, I can tell you that it is important to prepare your mindset when first conducting a lean waste walk. Prepare yourself to ask “why” […]