Video Spotlight: Lean 5S In Healthcare

5S is a valuable tool in lean management to assist in managing quality, and to seek root cause(s) of quality issues.

The 5S Animated WOD video gives an overview of the 5S process. The Lean 5S in MSICU video provides a look at how 5S was implemented in a Canadian hospital’s supply area.


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Kerecis Reduces Waste By Repurposing Fish Skin

Kerecis, a company in Iceland, has partnered with Iceland Ocean Cluster on a 100% Fish Project with the goal of creating high-value products out of previously wasted parts of the Atlantic Cod.

One such product is turning fish skin into human skin grafts, enabling burn victims to heal and generate new skin. Other products include getting fish oil from fish liver, exporting fish heads to Africa, and making fish leather from fish skin.

The 100% Fish Project fosters innovation, promotes economic development, […]

Milk Carton Shortage Threatens Lean Services

A supply chain problem for fresh food and beverage packaging manufacturers has led to a shortage of half-pint milk cartons for dairies.

The carton shortage affects milk served in schools, hospitals, nursing homes and prisons.  Officials across the country are preparing for the shortage with backup plans that range from limiting milk choices to skipping milk offerings altogether.


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