LAS VEGAS – Any fan of the 1984 movie The Karate Kid remembers the way wise Mr. Miyagi trained young Daniel in karate by having him master basic steps and repeating them over and over.
APPLETON, Wis. – It’s called “going to gemba”—a Japanese word that’s part of the Lean lexicon, meaning going to the heart of the work to study core processes.
As leaders, we are routinely called upon to perform the “routine”—those everyday tasks and activities that comprise a leader’s typical day.
Operational efficiency has become a commonly used phrase as HME providers figure out how to deal with declining reimbursement and rising costs.
GREEN BAY, Wis. – Green Bay Home Medical Equipment in June began applying lean principles to its service department as a way of doing more work with the same number of employees.
Applying lean principles, particularly in the healthcare industry, is “catching on fire,” says consultant Janice Ahlstrom.
Q. How can I help employees create the best working environment?
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