Faculty Advisor

Johnson, Sharon

Faculty Advisor

Trapp, Andrew C

Abstract

In this project lean methods were applied to reduce delays and wastes in a selected section of the Same-Day Surgery Chart Preparation Process at St. Vincent Hospital. The methodology included observation and interviews, data collection and analysis, analysis of Undesirable Effects, development of potential solutions, and vetting of solutions at a Kaizen event. The project generated cost-effective recommendations for improving communication, coordination and information management in the target process. Implementation of the recommendations will result in significant savings in labor and reduction of delays.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2013

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Management Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Business

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