Lean has made its way into Veterinary practice around the world!
The biomedical research community has been practicing lean for over a decade, and there's hardly a profession where lean does not improve outcomes...healthcare, manufacturing, the service industry and it's now growing in popularity in veterinary medicine.
Check out this story of how lean management is improving all facets of veterinary medicine around the world!
Submitted by Steve Niemi, Harvard University FAS:
"Whether it's excessive PPE (including BL2 rodent cage precautions), using live sentinel rodents for colony health surveillance, relying on room rather than intra-cage environmental metrics for rodent housing compliance, feeding and discarding excessive rodent chow… waste is insidious and eroding our daily efficiencies" Like in healthcare, how we choose to approach or ignore those wastes can mean the difference between the efficient delivery of services or the delivery of useless, inefficient efforts that drive up costs and slow down service.
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