Creating Vendor Partnerships If you are using your staff to do warehouse work: unpack, move pallets, stock storage rooms; it may be time to re-think your relationship with your vendor. Learning from the American supermarket restocking systems, Toyota has developed seamless systems with their vendor-partners to ensure that Toyota workers skills are utilized to build quality cars and not to perform warehouse tasks. Have your vendors do what vendors do best; material handling. In this video you will learn how Vivarium staff helped their Vendors become their partners and eliminated handle bulk material handling from husbandry staff's workday.
Developing a Culture of Enterprise Excellence The Shingo Institute, located at Utah State University, has defined the gold standard for Operational Excellence by awarding the "Shingo Prize" to worthy organizations. The Shingo Institute requested video submissions that demonstrate how various organizations define "Enterprise Excellence". The vivarium staff at MGH banded together and produced their version of "Enterprise Excellence" and they had a blast doing it. We hope you will enjoy the energy and enthusiasm that vivarium staff contributes to medical advances in organizations around the world.
Visual Workplace & Workplace Organization in the McGill University Vivarium Technicians are expected to perform wide array of duties throughout the day with great efficiency and attention to detail. Unfortunately, much of their time is often spent searching for information that may be buried in a computer or seeking materials that are hidden or hoarded by those who don't trust the systems that are supposed to support them. They also are distracted by recovering the workplace left by the customers and by the many questions that are asked time after time. The folks at McGill University have addressed these issues by implementing Lean Tools to make the workplace intuitive and to support the worker and customer in everything they do.
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