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LEAN Applications in Healthcare Design and Construction

This webinar is part of a series sponsored by the Regional and Urban Design community on AIA KnowledgeNet. The goal of LEAN is to provide the desired amount of product or service at the right time and at the highest possible level of quality with zero waste. Understanding and applying the...

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AAH1709: Lean Concepts Drive Healthcare Architecture Planning and Design

This presentation is a primer on fundamentals of Lean and Six-Sigma processes and their application to healthcare architecture planning and design. Starting with Lean process objectives, the session will touch on the evolution of the Toyota Production System into current applications for healthcare, noting core tenets, key components and Lean tools now in use

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Focus Search - LEAN Concepts Drive Healthcare Architecture Planning and Design Presenter Rudy Santacroce, PE, CLSSBB, PMP, DSHS Callison/RTKL LEAN CONCEPTS DRIVE HEALTHCARE ARCHITECTURE PLANNING AND DESIGN Rudy Santacroce, PE, CLSSBB, PMP, DSHS ACADEMY OF ARCHITECTURE FOR HEALTH 10 OCTOBER 2017 LEARNING OBJECTIVES • Understand the components and history of Lean • Understand Lean as an emerging science as applied to US healthcare • Review a case study of Lean’s application to the design process of renovating a Neuro ICU • Demonstrate how Lean principles can be applied to the architecture design process prior to programing and schematics LEAN AND SIX-SIGMA VERNACULAR PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT Lean Eliminates Waste Six-Sigma Eliminates Variation Achieves Simplicity Achieves Stability Faster Consistent REDUCED COSTS, IMPROVED QUALITY EARLY 20TH CENTURY • Henry Ford focused on waste while developing his mass assembly manufacturing system • Fords success has startled the country, almost the world, financially, industrially, mechanically • Fords early success, however, was not sustainable • What Ford accomplished represented the special case rather than a robust lean solution • His methods were built for a steady-state environment and did not respond well to uncertain, dynamic business decisions and the need for innovation • Significant decline in efficiency when company forced to introduce the follow-on to the Model-T POST WWII AMERICA • Fords mass production system failed to incorporate the notion of pull production and thus often suffered from over-production. • However, post WWII brought a tremendous period of economic growth to the US and with it the return of prosperity • The number of automobiles produced annually quadrupled between 1946 and 1955 • A housing boom, stimulated in part by easily affordable mortgages for returning servicemen, fueled the expansion • Across the world however, Post War economies were very low and the need for innovation was born… • Concept derived from manufacturing systems • Taiichi Ohno, engineer for Toyota, drew heavily on the work of W