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NEW YORK TIMES
NEW YORK TIMES

July, 2010
The KanBan system is just one example of how Seattle Children’s Hospital says it has improved patient care, and its bottom line, by using practices made famous by Toyota and others. The main goals of the approach, known as kaizen, are to reduce waste and to increase value for customers through continuous small improvements....

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ORLANDO MEDICAL NEWS
ORLANDO MEDICAL NEWS

July, 2013
Nemours Children’s Hospital embraces lean supply system as part of ‘continuous improvement’ process. When Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando began its lean healthcare cultural transformation journey in 2008, the executive team huddled to define very specific and focused strategic goals, while also aligning all associates in the organization around those goals.

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MODERN HEALTHCARE
MODERN HEALTHCARE

August, 2013
Nurses at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Chicago were frustrated that they had to search through supply closets to find supplies and equipment. Lacking an efficient system, they felt they were wasting time that could be spent caring for patients, they complained to hospital leaders. In response, Mercy administrators implemented the BlueBin system…

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MEMPHIS MEDICAL NEWS
MEMPHIS MEDICAL NEWS

August, 2013
Expensive technology not needed. Barcodes are the key. Get rid of the warehouse. And take doctors and nurses out of the inventory control process. In 2009, Charles Hodge gave that advice on ways to streamline hospital supply inventory, when he served as chief procurement officer and vice president of supply chain management at Seattle Children’s Hospital, a major pediatric referral center in Seattle, Wash that was the first to make their Lean Journey a reality…

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SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT REVIEW
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT REVIEW

August, 2013
Since implementing BlueBin’s solution in 2011, Mercy saved more than $1 million per year in waste and excess supplies, reduced clinical hours spent searching for supplies by more than 28,000 and reduced its bulk storage space by nearly 50 percent. A new player in the healthcare supply chain marketplace has entered the fray, with a mission to increase efficiency and cut costs in the supply chain...

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HEALTHCARE PURCHASING
HEALTHCARE PURCHASING

March, 2014
Until 2011, Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago had a growing financial problem. Having served the city as the primary teaching hospital for more than a century and a half, the hospital was in need of changes at many levels to increase efficiency and quality of care, and ultimately to become fiscally sound. One key area pinpointed for change was its outdated and antiquated supply management system. Supply chain problems at Mercy were numerous....

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SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGIES & SOLUTIONS
SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGIES & SOLUTIONS

March, 2014
If you’re in the field of supply chain management, you’ve likely heard all about lean methodologies, which are designed to maximize customer value while eliminating waste. And while lean methodologies have been used in the manufacturing and retail industries for years, the concept has only recently made its way to the healthcare industry…

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STREETINSIDER.COM
STREETINSIDER.COM

August, 2014
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) —BlueBin Inc., a lean supply chain solution provider, today announced the release of its Supply Chain Management (SCM) Dashboard, a stand-alone analytics and sourcing platform that will help hospitals of all sizes improve supply administration, drive greater operational efficiency, and reduce waste. By monitoring the use of supplies with BlueBin’s SCM Dashboard, hospitals and integrated delivery networks (IDNs) can ensure that the correct inventory of supplies is available at all times...

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DELAWARE BUSINESS TIMES
DELAWARE BUSINESS TIMES

October, 2014
When you treat small humans instead of small cars, you can’t use all Toyota’s timesaving techniques, but the new wing at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children comes close. The wing is actually a 450,000-square-foot solution. Using just-in-time delivery systems and value stream mapping, the hospital has already been able to shave its emergency room wait time and the new wing will likely reduce it further.

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EXECUTIVE INSIGHT MAGAZINE
EXECUTIVE INSIGHT MAGAZINE

August, 2015
Transforming Materials Management Strategies to Meet the Needs of Healthcare Reform: How Martin Health System realized significant cost savings by moving to a lean supply chain model. As hospitals transform their fee schedules and march on with other transitions, supply chain leaders will need to be invited to play a larger role in the process. Supply chain leaders can contribute to strategic planning conversations by addressing what organizational goals and priorities mean for the many product...

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REVCYCLE INTELLIGENCE
REVCYCLE INTELLIGENCE

September, 2016
A North Carolina-based community hospital saved over $2.62 million by implementing lean healthcare supply chain management processes. When hospitals start to dig into how their organizations can reduce healthcare costs without lowering care quality, many run the risk of overlooking several cost-cutting opportunities...

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