Just-in-Time for Healthcare

Overview

Part of the Lean Tools for Healthcare series, this user-friendly book is designed to improve understanding of just-in-time, a system for producing and delivering the right items to the right place at the right time in the right amounts. This text discusses why JIT is important for healthcare by explaining how it establishes a system of supplying service to the customer, patient, or healthcare provider at precisely the right time, in the correct amounts and without errors. Presented in practical terms, this book, ...

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Overview

Part of the Lean Tools for Healthcare series, this user-friendly book is designed to improve understanding of just-in-time, a system for producing and delivering the right items to the right place at the right time in the right amounts. This text discusses why JIT is important for healthcare by explaining how it establishes a system of supplying service to the customer, patient, or healthcare provider at precisely the right time, in the correct amounts and without errors. Presented in practical terms, this book, through the use of margin assists, contains key terms and points, healthcare examples and how-to steps.

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Meet the Author

Tom Jackson is the former CEO of Productivity, Inc. and Productivity Press and member of the influential Ford Lean Advisory Group. Tom has been a student of lean enterprise since 1988.

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Table of Contents

Getting Started
The Purpose of This Book
Two Ways to Use This Book
How to Get the Most Out of Your Reading
An Overview of the Contents
In Conclusion
An Introduction to Just-in-Time
Chapter Overview
What Is Just-in-Time?
Why JIT Is Important for Healthcare
Recognizing Waste
The Benefits of Just-in-Time for Healthcare Organizations
The Benefits of JIT for You
Understanding Processes and Operations
In Conclusion
Basic Concepts of Just-in-Time
Chapter Overview
Leveled Production and Sequencing
Takt Time
Production Sequence
Kanban Systems
Basic Rules of Kanban
In Conclusion
Process Improvement and Standardization
Chapter Overview
Wastes Resulting from Operation-Based Layouts
Benefits of a Process Row Layout
Multi-Machine Operation
U-Shaped Cells
Standard Work
The Foundation for Continuous Improvement
In Conclusion
Support Techniques for Just-in-Time
Chapter Overview
The 5S System for Workplace Organization and Standardization
Visual Management Techniques
Quick Changeover Methods for Flexible Lot Sizes
Zero Defects Through Zero Quality Control
Total Productive Maintenance for Dependable Equipment
Autonomous Maintenance
In Conclusion
Reflections and Conclusions
Chapter Overview
Reflecting on What You've Learned
Opportunities for Further Learning
Conclusions
Additional Resources Related to JIT and Shopfloor Improvement

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