Full-Level: Introduction to Lean: Tools and Concepts Specific to Laboratories

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6.0 Contact hours ($59.99)

Greetings and Welcome to Lean 101:

In this course, we will define the principles, methodology and tools of LEAN adaptable to specific laboratory work processes. We will understand how to identify and eliminate the 8 deadly wastes referred to as non-value add activities. Opportunities for improvement will be discussed and based on the principles and concepts of LEAN, adapt a strategy to design, redesign or eliminate the problem from occurring. We will also learn how to simplify the process by the adoption of Lean tools and techniques as the standard methodology to remove bottlenecks, improve inefficient processes and gain operational efficiency in the diagnostic laboratory. This course, Introduction to Lean will allow the learner to understand concepts and tools specific to eliminate waste and inefficiency in the laboratory.

 Learning Objectives: At the completion of this course the learner will be able to:

  1. Explain the principles, methodology and tools of LEAN to specific laboratory work processes
  2. Translate the difference between value-add and non-value-add activities (waste)
  3. Interpret how to execute a process redesign effort and design a waste-free process

 As a part of this course, the learner will complete the following:

  • Many short instructional videos
  • Quiz-10 questions
  • Reflection questions for critical thinking
  • Assignment: Perform an article review and identify the following:
    • Lean concepts tools, principles and strategies used by the authors
    • Waste and efficiency discussed within the article
    • Name one non-value add process
    • Discuss a process redesign effort

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