Publisher: CRC Press
Year of Publication: 2016
Author(s) : Thomas L. Jackson
A part of the Lean Tools for Healthcare series, this user-friendly book is designed to improve understanding of just-in-time, a system for producing and delivering the right items to the right place at the right time in the right amounts. This text discusses why JIT is important for healthcare by explaining how it establishes a system of supplying service to the customer, patient, or healthcare provider at precisely the right time, in the correct amounts and without errors. Presented in practical terms, this book, through the use of margin assists, contains key terms and points, healthcare examples and how-to steps.
Just-in-Time for Healthcare discusses why JIT is important for healthcare, assesses the basic concepts of just-in-time, including takt time and kanban systems, describes wastes resulting from operation-based layouts, reviews the importance of standard work as the foundation for continuous improvement, outlines support techniques for just-in-time such as 5S, visual management techniques, and poka-yoke as well as includes margin assists, key terms and points, and examples with how-to steps.