1st Edition

Lean Daily Management for Healthcare Field Book

By Gerard A. Berlanga, Brock C. Husby Copyright 2017
    200 Pages 42 B/W Illustrations
    by Productivity Press

    200 Pages
    by Productivity Press

    200 Pages 42 B/W Illustrations
    by Productivity Press

    This book gives healthcare leaders a practical guide to implementing the 4 key components of lean daily management system - 1. LDM boards; 2. Leadership rounds 3. Leader daily disciplines and 4. Lean projects. Although lean is not new to healthcare, effective LDM is just now taking hold with the best lean healthcare organizations in the U.S. and Canada. Leaders are realizing that sustaining their lean projects over time has proven to be a challenge without first addressing the organizations management system/model. LDM gives leaders a straightforward approach to do just that as well as improve their ability to spread and deploy lean to other areas of the organization and tie back to strategy.

    What’s Been Missing with Lean Healthcare Transformations?

    What is Lean Daily Management?

    Lean Daily Management Boards

    Leadership Rounds

    Leader Daily Discipline

    Linking Lean Daily Management to Strategy Deployment (Hoshin planning)

    Lean Projects

    Integrating LDM and "Competing" Complimentary Initiatives

    Identifying a Lean Sensei and Developing your Lean Team

    Lean Change Management

    Deploying LDM in your Organization

    Templates and Forms


    Jerry Berlanga is a respected Lean Six Sigma teacher, coach, and author. Jerry currently co-teaches a 1 day University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Lean Daily Management workshop. Jerry founded UTSA’s continuous improvement professionals (CIP) group several years ago to bring Lean Six Sigma professionals together to share innovations, best practices and advances in lean six sigma, create mentorships, internships and job opportunities for junior lean coaches and engineers. Jerry invites readers to reach to him at [email protected] to learn more about Lean daily management. Brock Husby, Ph.D. , is a Lean consultant, speaker, & researcher and was an Associate Vice President at Baylor Scott & White Health, where he was an integral part of the deployment of a holistic Lean approach, including system-wide training, projects (A3, VSM, Lean Layout, and Kaizen), Hoshin Planning, foundational and advanced tools, and an extensive deployment and maturation of Lean management systems. Brock was also a Process Assurance & Corrective Actions Engineer for the Space Shuttle Program at the Kennedy Space Center and a Technical Assistant at Car and Driver Magazine. Brock holds a BS.E., MS.E., and Ph.D. in Industrial & Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor).