While there are a growing number of books based on the Toyota Production System, or lean, focused on healthcare, there are very few that detail the tools that make lean more than just a way of thinking and put the methodology into practice.
Lean Six Sigma is a synergised managerial concept of Lean and Six Sigma that results in the elimination of the seven kinds of wastes/muda (classified as defects, overproduction, transportation, waiting, inventory, motion, and over processing) and provision of goods and service at a rate of 3.4 defects per million opportunities (DPMO).
According to reputable medical sources, there are more than 100 identified types of Peripheral Neuropathies (PN) that are experienced by between 15 and 30 million people in the U.S. and at least 130 million people, globally (statistics vary somewhat among sources).
I am encouraged to see healthcare leaders looking beyond the ways they have always done things in the past to implement innovative solutions to curb the industry's skyrocketing costs, poor quality, nursing shortages and employee dissatisfaction; all symptoms of deeper problems inherent in the system itself.
Pump It Up! is a comprehensive strength and endurance program for prevention, rehabilitation, and treatment of heart disease. It is a step-by-step program that will also be useful to anyone who wants to exercise for fitness and to reduce their heart attack risk.
Mitral Valve Prolapse is a heart murmur found commonly in the general public and can cause heart palpitations, orthostatic hypotension (dizziness upon standing), other symptoms of an imbalanced nervous system and anxiety/panic symptoms. Medical Research studies have found it to be even more common in thyroid disease patients, especially those with autoimmune types of thyroid disorders. It is also believed to be about five times more common in females than in males.
A noted time management consultant shows how to identify goals, clarify priorities, and achieve an ideal balance among work, family, and play concerns. Creative Time Management for the New Millennium especially appeals to those who want a time management approach that offers more flexibility while still accomplishing business and personal goals.
One of the main reasons companies resort to outsourcing is it can significantly reduce costs. In the case of overseas outsourcing of manufacturing tasks, costs can be cut dramatically because there are lower wages and costs associated with managing and maintaining the manufacturing plants.
There are some people who think there is no place for 5s Lean at home, just like those who say you can't bake without ovens! The 5S process of Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain is a lean manufacturing process in use by the Toyota Production System for decades. The premise of 5S is to help organize and improve the conditions of a workplace, but this process can be used for your home as well. These steps can help you get your home organized now, and keep it that way.
"Not really about home..."
Search engine optimization (SEO) is the art and science of making web pages attractive to the search engines. The goal of search engine optimization is to have your website ranked in the top ten internet search hits that appear on the first page.
"Do not buy this. It is marketing material only"
This book is not deeply scientific but rather relates the journey (mine) that a person will take generally who is seeking their ancestral history, including learning enough to understand how to interpret their DNA analysis. As I relate in my numbered posts/articles that follow, there can be satisfaction, surprises and at times, disappointments. All of this can happen when one takes a look at the results of ancestral DNA testing.
In this audiobook I offer tips to other indie/independent authors who are considering publishing their eBooks with sellers such as the Amazon KDP and Nook Press (Barnes and Noble) publishing platforms. I will additionally include some information regarding my personal experiences writing for content websites (sites that publish articles in exchange for ad-revenue shares) in consideration of the fact that many indie publishers begin their writing experiences with these types of venues.
What do you do when you have that feeling of impending doom about your job? Is the writing on the wall? Are you about to be laid off or fired? Is the company going under? Or is it going to come out of the blue that you no longer have a job.