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Insights into Imaging

, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp 415–423

First Online: 21 April 2011Received: 11 October 2010Revised: 20 November 2010Accepted: 07 April 2011

Abstract

ObjectivesTo apply the economic terminology of lean manufacturing and the Toyota Production System to the procurement of vascular stents in interventional radiology.

MethodsThe economic- and process-driven terminology of lean manufacturing and the Toyota Production System is first presented, including information and product flow as well as value stream mapping VSM, and then applied to an interdisciplinary setting of physicians, nurses and technicians from different medical departments to identify wastes in the process of endovascular stent procurement in interventional radiology.

ResultsUsing the so-called seven wastes approach of the Toyota Production System waste of overproducing, waiting, transport, processing, inventory, motion and waste of defects and spoilage as well as further waste characteristics gross waste, process and method waste, and micro waste, wastes in the process of endovascular stent procurement in interventional radiology were identified and eliminated to create an overall smoother process from the procurement as well as from the medical perspective.

ConclusionEconomic terminology of lean manufacturing and the Toyota Production System, especially VSM, can be used to visualise and better understand processes in the procurement of vascular stents in interventional radiology from an economic point of view.

KeywordsLean management Toyota Production System Procurement Waste Value stream mapping  Download fulltext PDF



Author: Maximilian de Bucourt - Reinhard Busse - Felix Güttler - Christian Wintzer - Federico Collettini - Christian Kloeters - Be

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