To A3 or Not to A3 (Lean.org)

Article by Norbert Majerus: Most engineers [and healthcare professionals] like structure, process, and standardized forms; especially as a way of applying order when situations seem to be losing theirs. It is this element of standardization that many find appealing —confidence and comfort amid familiarity. Some people also like “one-size-fits-all” tools but they are not always happy with the fit. When we first learned and implemented six sigma in Goodyear’s R&D function, I tried to awkwar...
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The nonprofit Lean Healthcare Consortia was founded in 2015 as a means of sharing implementation ideas, tools and templates, and best practices between healthcare organizations. Lean organizations have traditionally been very open to sharing their lessons learned. Ever since healthcare became involved with lean a little over a decade ago, this pattern of sharing has continued. Unfortunately, the data is scattered. This site is aims to not only share our own stories and learning experiences, b...
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