Lean is a process improvement methodology based in the Toyota Production System, which focuses on reducing waste in our work processes and optimizing flow. Lean can be used in any kind of work environment (office, clinical, manufacturing, etc.) and has been applied to various process improvement projects across OHSU.
The Lean Workshop is a project-based series that consists of 2 ½ days of classroom training done in two phases over a 90 day period:
- Day 1 – Lean overview and Assessment tools
- Working with a partner(s), conduct an assessment of your project area (6 weeks)
- Days 2 and 3 – Lean Improvement Tools and Setting up a "Kaizen Event" (1 ½ days)
- Working with your partner(s), prepare and lead a Kaizen Event with your improvement team (within 30 days of training)