5S Lean Tool makes supplies a 'model area'

January 2011
Same-Day Surgery;Jan2011, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p9
Academic Journal
The article reports on a lean business operations tool called 5S which Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri adopted and which resulted in improvements in operational efficiency, patient safety, clinical quality, service and financial performance.


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