Lean Healthcare. An Experience in Italy

@inproceedings{PortioliStaudacher2006LeanHA,
  title={Lean Healthcare. An Experience in Italy},
  author={Alberto Portioli-Staudacher},
  booktitle={APMS},
  year={2006}
}
In this paper we present the experience of a lean implementation in a Hospital. It all steamed out from a need to cut cost, and the focus on inventory reduction. The methodology adopted and the peculiarities of an implementation in a hospital are presented. A strong reduction in inventory has been achieved but, more important, broken processes which lead to excessive inventories have been identified so giving the possibility to remove the root causes and avoid having the problem again. Finally… CONTINUE READING

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