VOE-Network and AME Collaboration: “One System, One Team”
Feeling disconnected? How has work changed? How will it change?
Free for the VOE-Network Community
Date: March 3rd
Technology, pandemics and disruptive business models are fundamentally changing the nature of work and the relationship between people and process.
As leaders, we are tasked with remaining relevant and competitive all while reducing business risk in a world of uncertainty.
Nobody really knows what work will look like in twenty years, but we do know that leadership strategies will change as we connect people, process and technology to these new work dynamics.
As leaders, we will need to focus on envisioning and executing a modern view of work and continuous improvement.
This new environment may be characterized as a business culture that is described as "One System – One Team."
Robert Martichenko is author of multiple books including the iconic Lean Introduction Bible “Everything I know About Lean I Learned in the First Grade”.
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Lean Ninja Bootcamp: Launching an in vivo Operational Excellence Program.
The intern will learn concepts of Lean Management and Operational Excellence, obtain Lean Six Sigma certification at the white belt (beginner) and yellow belt (intermediate) levels. The intern will partner with the Comparative Medicine mentor and other staff to apply skills learned during the internship to a contemporary and relevant project in the vivarium operations. Lean management tools to be used will include some or all of the following: PDCA (“Plan-Do-Check-Act”, Gemba walk with A3 worksheet, DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control).
The project will culminate with a presentation to the CM department, and may include the opportunity to prepare a scientific poster presentation to an appropriate industry-specific conference, such as the National Symposium of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS). The internship deliverables will aid in the launching of the operational excellence program in Comparative Medicine at Takeda.
Skills used/ challenge:
Knowledge learned in school of animal biology, computer applications, data collection/ organization and problem-solving will intersect with the addition of creativity and application of Lean tools (presented as a part of the internship) to engage in a practical project with real-world outcomes (see below).
The intern will engage in a real-world problem current within the Takeda Comparative Medicine Vivarium. Example of a typical project: The Process Mapping tool was used to understand the current state (= defective caging equipment routinely placed back into service) and make process visible to everyone. A team of subject matter experts from the cage wash area was bought together to analyze step by step all the possible ways that a faulty piece of equipment could go unnoticed. Through problem-solving it was discovered that by applying light hand pressure to the equipment you could see where the welding was damaged; subsequently, one of the major changes identified was to include a physical inspection, as well as a visual point of use tool. The continuous improvement cycle was completed through training, communication, process/ counter-measure implementation, and post-implementation checkpoints.
Be Bold. Be Better.
Join Lean Frontiers and the VOE-Network as we explore "The pain of being the Learner!"
Are you adding value to the learner experience, or just "dumping information?"
This webinar; broadcast from Sweden; will provide you with insights on how to engage the inner fabric of the learner.
The Toyota Kata technique will be shared; a simple but rigorous routine of developing learners into skilled team problem-solvers who will become the foundation for your problem-solving culture.
Dr. Cindy Buckmaster discusses important questions and issues regarding the value of biomedical research and its contributions to science and the cures for disease in both animals and humans.
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One System; One Team:
Discover what it means to create a business environment that exemplifies "one system–one team." You'll learn how advanced technologies are changing the nature of work and working environments and how to bridge conceptual insights to tangible action items in order to determine, "What will we do with this on Monday morning?"
Robert Martichenko is an executive leader of LeanCor, and a thought leader in lean management, professional education instructor, business author, poet, and novelist.
Robert is author of the wildly successful book and teaching tool "Everything I Know About Lean I Learned in the First Grade" that successfully demystifies the business model in an incredibly approachable way.
Register here; VOE-Network Members are invited to participate for Free using the discount code: RegDir
Call for Action: Promoting Diversity & Inclusion in Animal Healthcare: What we ARE doing
We have received several emails from attendees supporting what was shared and seeking information on what’s next and how to get involved.
While we recognize that many institutions are ready for change, we also acknowledge that change is not always easy.
As set out in our mission statement, the VOE-N members are here to help each other to continuously improve.
We encourage anyone who would like to get more engaged through our Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, to reach out and let us know of your interest.
It is our desire that we all benefit from the efforts of this new task force through the collective ideas and initiatives which can brought back to your own institution.
Click here to view the recorded webinar.
Lean Belt Certification Training is a great way to get your staff, new and not-so-new, on the same page and to mobilize them to identify waste in operations and processes. When finished with belt certification classes, the successful candidate will be able to participate in lean activities as a stakeholder and customer.
The VOE Network is proud to offer online self paced lean certifications. Over 100 members have already taken advantage of this great opportunity to learn and grow.
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