Lean Training for Healthcare Labs on DVD

Lean Training for Healthcare Labs

Lean Labs Training VideoFor busy healthcare quality and lab professionals to train front-line workers on Lean and get started delivering results immediately. These DVDs are perfect for an overview or just in time team training.

If you could be 10 times faster without working any harder, would you?

Every non-lean business process takes 10-20 times longer than necessary. 

How is that possible? Easy. The people are busy, but the sample is idle over 90% of the total lead time. You have to stop watching at your people and start watching your sample.

The Lean for Healthcare Labs Training Videos will show you, step-by-step, how to identify and eliminate the non-value added delay from your processes. It's so simple that most people won't believe it until they see it. In a world that worships complexity, lean thinking seems too simple. Yet that's it's power.

The Lean for Healthcare Labs Training DVDs cover these topics:

DVD 1 - Lean Simplified


  • The Principles of Lean
  • The Origins of Lean and the Toyota Production System
  • The Benefits of Lean

The Seven Speed Bumps

  1. Overproduction
  2. Too much inventory
  3. Waiting (i.e. delay)
  4. Unnecessary movement of people
  5. Unnecessary movement of inventory
  6. Unnecessary or incorrect processing
  7. Rework to fix mistakes

The 5S Tools

  1. Sort
  2. Straighten
  3. Shine
  4. Standardize
  5. Sustain

Redesigning Work Flow

  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Takt Time
  • Pull vs Push
  • One Piece Flow
  • Optimizing Production Cells
  • Mistake Proofing a Process
  • Example of Lean in a Kitchen

DVD 2 - Applying Lean to Healthcare Labs

  • The Seven Speed Bumps - Examples of each in a lab environment.
  • The Five S Tools - Applying each to a lab environment.
  • Redesigning Work Flow - in the lab and in phlebotomist travel time.

Lean for Healthcare Labs Training DVDs include: Two DVDs with 90 minutes of training, a participant guide and a copy of the book Lean Simplified. 

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