Teams working on the various process in Administration, On-Site and Scheduled Maintenance and Planned Projects worked on refining process maps, identifying waste and failure points in the process and drafting potential solutions. By late February, this work was completed, but we needed a way to bring the various recommendations back to the larger Working Group Continue reading →
Soon after the walk about, teams debriefed their experience, trying to document what they heard about the process. The objective of these meetings was to get things down on paper and discuss what was heard while it was still fresh in everyone`s mind. Scheduling of training topics to align with project tasks enabled the improvement teams meetings to Continue reading →
On November 09, Blair Phillips of Carewest as well as members of the Working Group attended a meeting of Maintenance Staff from across all of Carwest’s facilities. This was a regularly scheduled meeting of Maintenance Staff, and the decision was made to take advantage this scheduled meeting to explain the intent of the our project and detail, as Continue reading →
In Lean, three words or phrases define much of the attitude in Lean: Gemba, Genchi Genbutsu and Kaizen. Kaizen will be familiar to many – it translates to continuous improvement. Gemba and Genchi Genbutsu though, are likely less familiar. Translations can be difficult but essentially Gemba means the heart and soul. Genchi Genbutsu translates to, get up and see Continue reading →
Our Working Group (WG) is meeting every Friday for two hours. Today was really our second meeting, not including the On-Boarding meeting. The focus of the meeting was to take a first review of the project charter and to set up a training schedule.
The first meeting of the Improvement Team took place of Friday, October 09. This was an On-Boarding meeting designed to bring Improvement Team members together for the first time and to share with them, as a group, what the project was all about and what the plans are.
The Carewest Lean Six Sigma Pilot Project officially started off by taking advantage of the opportunity to meet with the Residents Council of the Fanning Centre, the largest facility in Carewest.