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A video gemba walk to experience visual tools in a hospital

A video gemba walk to experience visual tools in a hospital

Laura Friggi Peters de Holanda
October 26, 2017

VIDEO GEMBA WALK - Last week PL went to Brazil. We joined a doctor at the gemba in one of the hospitals we visited and asked her to show us their visual management system in the ER.


Gemba guide: Laura Friggi Peters de Holanda, Physician and ER Coordinator, Hospital Municipal Dr José de Carvalho Florence - São José dos Campos, Brazil


Back in June, Planet Lean shared the story of how Hospital Municipal Dr José de Carvalho Florence introduced lean thinking to improve its busy Emergency Room. (You can find the article here.) In this video, the ER Coordinator shows us the clever visual management system deployed in the ER, explaining how important a catalyst it is to the organisation's lean transformation:


THE GEMBA GUIDE

Laura Friggi Peters de Holanda photograph
Laura Friggi Peters de Holanda is a physician and the ER Coordinator at the Hospital Municipal Dr José de Carvalho Florence, in São Paulo state in Brazil

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Lean thinking unleashes your power to innovate
March 24, 2017
Lean thinking unleashes your power to innovate

OPINION – Our systems to develop new products are slow and inadequate for the ever-changing markets we have to work in. The author describes the three lean elements that will unlock your potential to innovate.

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Managing a chain of 100 cafes in Barcelona with lean
January 23, 2018
Managing a chain of 100 cafes in Barcelona with lean

THE LEAN BAKERY - For the past decade, lean has fuelled the growth of a chain of cafes/bakeries in Barcelona. With 100 now open, the Retail Manager explains how lean helps them manage a booming business.

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What is the role of a sensei in a lean organization?
May 27, 2014
What is the role of a sensei in a lean organization?

RESEARCH - For most CEOs, working with a sensei is common practice. Yet, many questions remain on this role. This paper aims to bring clarity to the "sensei mystery".

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A lean view on... the media
September 28, 2020
A lean view on... the media

INTERVIEW – If we truly believe lean can change society, then we should use it as a lens through which to look into different aspects of our lives – even when those associations are hard to make. This month, we discuss the world of media.

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