Lean 3P DESIGN
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Lean 3P Design is an approach to develop a new product concurrently with the process that will produce it. Stakeholders are brought together and the process and the product is developed concurrently. This is applicable to processes and facilities in any industry including manufacturing and health-care.
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3P, “Production Preparation Process,” is a method introduced to the US in the mid-80’s by Chihiro Nakao, a contemporary of Mr. Ohno, and founder of Shingijutsu consulting. I recall the method was called “New Production Preparation” (NPP) early along, but apparently succumbed to a marketing intervention...
Great Resource on Lean 3P
Written from an operations perspective, The Lean 3P Advantage: A Practitioner’s Guide to the Production Preparation Process explains how to build collaborative thinking and innovation into the front end of the design process. Describing how to develop successful new products concurrently with new operations...
The Lean 3P (Production, Preparation, Process) Design process enable the development of efficient workflows & operating systems, better care for patients and ultimately higher satisfaction for patients and staff. The following flows may be considered:
- Flow of Patients
- Flow of Medical Practitioners
- Flow of Equipment
- Flow of Supplies
- Flow of Support Personnel
- Flow of Information
- Flow of Medication
The improvements are often developed during a Lean 3P Design event where patients and providers work alongside the project team to develop improved work process aimed at eliminating waste and inefficiencies. Here is an interesting video of a Lean 3P Design event: video
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