1st Edition

5S for Healthcare

By Thomas L. Jackson Copyright 2009
    142 Pages 65 B/W Illustrations
    by Productivity Press

    142 Pages
    by Productivity Press

    While there are a growing number of books based on the Toyota Production System, or lean, focused on healthcare, there are very few that detail the tools that make lean more than just a way of thinking and put the methodology into practice.

    Based on Hiroyuki Hirano's classic 5 Pillars of the Visual Workplace and modeled after the Shingo Prize-winning Shopfloor Series for Lean Manufacturers, 5S for Healthcare adopts a proven reader-friendly format to impart all the information needed to understand and implement this essential lean methodology. It provides examples and cased studies based on the experiences of the principals involved with the Rona Consulting Group, who were responsible for the groundbreaking implementation of the Toyota Production System at the Virginia Mason Medical Center.

    Written to readily assist with hands-on implementation efforts, this volume offers innovative features designed to improve understanding and support application. This includes helpful how-to-steps and practical examples taken directly from the healthcare industry.

    Preface by J. Michael Rona and Thomas Jackson


    Getting Started


    The first pillar: sort

    The second pillar: set in order

    The third pillar: shine

    The fourth pillar: standardize

    The fifth pillar: sustain

    Reflections and conclusions


    Thomas L. Jackson