Danaher Business System

Great Video on two bin system within Hospitals

 Lean Healthcare is on the rise. We receive more and more requests to implement Lean within Hospitals. It is always great to see how the „simple“ things like kanban two box system can lead to such high client satisfaction. In addition, I realized that some KPIs in some Hospitals really reflect „customer value“ like: Number …

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Danaher Business System culture overview revealed

Last time I saw Danaher publishing their Danaher Business System was in their financial report 2002. Since then, the secret of the Danaher Business System (DBS) has been kept in secret (see article) . As Danaher is  growing continuously it seems to be more and more difficult to control the communication online. Kollmorgen, a Danaher Company, …

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supply chains (networks) compete, not companies

The complexity of supply chains is constantly increasing. the words „supply networks“ describe the situation better, nowadays. Most companies in countries like USA, Germany, Switzerland do not even produce more than 50% of the real net output ratio (vertical range of manufacture) anymore. If you buy a Porsche 911 or Boxter you will purchase 20% …

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indicators for company burnout

„It’s not just individuals who burn out – companies do, too!“

This headline is taken from the harvard business review april 2010 [HBR2010]. It is an important message to all decision makers but even more important to all interim managers and lean practitioners as their constant companion in business life is change. How do you know? What should you do? How do you know? There are …

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Worauf ist bei der Einführung von Lean Administration zu achten? (dt.)

Die Einführung von Lean in den Bereichen Administration,Verkauf, Marketing und Management  unterscheidet sich erheblich von der Einführung von Lean Systemen in der Produktion. Die Produktion und das Lager sind gute Bereiche für Einsteiger in die Lean Thematik und erste Verbesserungen in diesem Bereich können mit einem guten Basiswissen über Verschwendung (muda), Takt Time, VSM, 5S, Standard Work, …

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Lean SG&A: Designing a service system that optimally responds to customer demand

Doesn’t matter how you will call it, Lean Admin, Lean Service or Lean SG&A can be a pitfall for experienced lean manufacturing practitioner. Especially engineer minded companies and countries like Germany and Switzerland like to start with „the tools“. But adapting or migrating tools and even key learnings from the shop floor to the administrative …

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Danaher Business System – Implementing „real lean thinking“

Are you aware of Danaher? No? Maybe you heard about Beckman Coulter, Matco, Sybron, Hengstler, Aaliant, Accu-Sort, Alltec, Armstrong Tools, Dexis, Dover, Fluke, Gilbarco, Hach Lange, Hydrolab, Instrumentarium Dental, KaVo Dental, Investech, Leica Microsystems, Leica Bio Systems, Portescap, Radiometer, Thomson, Veeder-Root or Videojet Technologies? No? I haven’t heard about them neither before I became the CEO and …

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