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Applications of lean thinking: a briefing document

Sapountzis, Stelios and Kagioglou, Mike (2007) Applications of lean thinking: a briefing document. Project Report. The University of Salford. (Unpublished)

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This report has been put together by the Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Centre (HaCIRIC) at the University of Salford for the Department of Health. The need for the report grew out of two main simple questions, o Is Lean applicable in sectors other than manufacturing? o Can the service delivery sector learn from the success of lean in manufacturing and realise the benefits of its implementation?The aim of the report is to list together examples of lean thinking as it is evidenced in the public and private service sector. Following a review of various sources a catalogue of evidence is put together in an organised manner which demonstrates that Lean principles and techniques, when applied rigorously and throughout an entire organization/unit, they can have a positive impact on productivity, cost, quality, and timely delivery of services.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
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Depositing User: Sharon Beastall
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2014 12:08
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2014 12:08


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