Providing Gap Analysis Services to get you going to resolve the wastes in your value stream
A Gap Analysis is a facilitated Lean workshop in which a team spends time at the gemba of a value stream to observe first hand and discover the wastes and issues found there. These are the problem and challenges found in the value stream. The team then goes on to develop a detailed value stream map capturing all these issues and wastes in the value stream. There are many possible examples of these, some of them could include workplace layout issues, inordinately long waiting times, batch sizes, lots of expediting, unbalance workloads etc. Prioritization of these wastes and issues often follow as the next step. The deliverable of a Gap Analysis is a prioritized list of wastes and issues in the targeted value stream. This is then followed by the identification of counter-measures and implementation of these counter-measures.
What is Lean Gap Analysis?
This article explains what a Gap Analysis is. it may be viewed from two main perspectives. A Gap Analysis is firstly a comparison of an operation against another of world-class standards to spot the differences. The second perspective of a gap analysis is to examine a value stream in detail by performing Go Sees to look for weaknesses or gaps in the value stream and then to prioritize these weaknesses so that action may be taken to close these gaps.
Good Resource on Gap Analysis
This article provides information about a Lean Healthcare Assessment and Gap Analysis based on a Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) or Assess, Diagnosis, Treat, and Prevent improvement cycle. You may wish to take this assessment which has 5 main categories of Leadership, Patient Focus, Process Management, Staff Management, and Information and Analysis - with over 25 sub-categories to establish a benchmark for your hospital, clinic or physician group practice.
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