Richard Rahn is formerly a vice-president with the Kiran Consulting Group and the John Costanza Institute, and is a recognized leader in Flow Manufacturing training and implementation. He has lead over 50 successful implementation programs in the US, Canada, Europe and Mexico, and has trained over 3,000 manufacturing professionals in Flow Manufacturing techniques. He has introduced Flow Manufacturing to some of the world's largest companies, including General Motors, Johnson & Johnson, John Deere, Kodak and Emerson Electric.
Richard was raised in Manila and Mexico City, and teaches and consults in Spanish and English. He graduated Cum Laude from Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont and received his MBA from the University of Colorado. He has 14 years of manufacturing and management experience with Ball Aerospace in Boulder, Colorado and Storage Technology Corporation in Louisville, Colorado.
During Gerard Leone’s 20-year career in manufacturing management and consulting, he had the opportunity to work with a broad range of manufacturing enterprises. Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, his multilingual skills have been a very valuable tool in spreading the word of Flow Manufacturing around the world. He taught statistics at the University of Buenos Aires and Production Management at Colorado State University, his two Alma Maters.
A widely recognized leader in the fields of productivity improvement and manufacturing systems, Gerard has instructed and implemented Flow Processing techniques in the factory and in the office with companies like GN ReSound, The New Piper Aircraft, Whirlpool, Mobile Tool International, Lucent Technologies, Beltone, AVAYA, Thermo King and Boeing, to name a few.
Quick Changeover in the ORby Richard Rahn
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Quick Changeover refers to the ability to prepare an OR suite or patient room for the next procedure or patient, in the minimum time possible, without errors, and without rushing. Quick Changeover has been a core method in the world of manufacturing (it is also called SMED in that world), but the same basic approach can be applied to the changeover of an OR suite, a patient room, or any case where we need to improve asset utilization. This clear explanation of the Quick Changeover process will help your hospital get started on the right foot, with this fundamental and essential discipline.
The following topics are included in this 100-page book:
Chapter 1: The Benefits of OR Suite Quick Changeover
Chapter 2: History of the Quick Changeover Method
Chapter 3: Getting Ready for Quick Changeover
Chapter 4: Separating Internal and External Steps
Chapter 5: Converting Internal Steps to External Steps
Chapter 6: Streamlining Changeover Work Flow
Chapter 7: Quick Changeover and Supplies Management
Chapter 8: Standard Work and Quick Changeover
Chapter 9: Measuring OR Suite Changeover Performance
Chapter 10: Case History: Revolution in the OR
Chapter 11: Kaizen: Guidelines for Making it Happen
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