An Introduction to Lean Methodology in Eye Banking
Recorded On: 04/01/2019
Lean Methodology is a structured and effective way to look for, and to reduce or eliminate, waste in an organization’s daily operations and processes. Lean focuses on the value of the goods and services that we provide from the customer’s point of view. This webinar presentation offers an introductory look at applying Lean Methodology at an eye bank through these three major components:
- Defining what is or is not a value –added activity from a customer perspective
- Highlighting the 5 Lean Principles
- Discussing the 8 types of waste that are common and identifiable in our work processes.
The speaker presents all of the types of waste in regards to an organization’s operations and processing, giving examples specific to eye banking that Iowa Lions Eye Bank has found through their continuous improvement efforts. Attendees will learn about the common tools used in Lean process improvement projects and how to identify to which tools will work best for your eye bank. Register today!
Greg Olson, LSSBB, CAPM, CQIA
Greg received his bachelor’s degree from Eastern Illinois University, completed the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training through Villanova University, and has earned his Certified Associate in Project Management and Certified Quality Improvement Associate accreditation. He joined the Iowa Lions Eye Bank in January of 2017 as a quality and operational improvement coordinator, where he focused on industry compliance and on Lean process improvement projects.