An International Symposium of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities

(SW3) Lean Tools for Effective Core Management

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Organizers
Jay W. Fox, Ph.D., University of Virginia School of Medicine
Sean Jackson, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Robert Carnahan, Vanderbilt School of Medicine
 
Speakers
Jay W. Fox, Ph.D., University of Virginia School of Medicine
Sean Jackson, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Robert Carnahan, Vanderbilt School of Medicine
Agnes Viale, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
 
Workshop Goals
1. Provide participants with a basic knowledge of Lean management philosophy.

2. Provide participants with a basic understanding of Lean tools and how they are applied and tracked.

3. Given the participants “hands on” experience applying Lean in a team-based approach to cores utilizing “case based” scenarios as well as them bringing an example of a core they are familiar with that working with their team they can assess and generate a Lean management plan for that core.

 
Background
There are numerous management tools employed in the workplace that when employed provide enhanced outcomes for the agency/institution primarily based on the generation of greater profits for the agency. Lean is somewhat different in that the key principles of Lean (respect for clients; respect for employees; clear understanding of what clients desire; methods to deliver what the clients desire; and the reduction of waste) are very much in-line with the philosophical beliefs of core personnel.
 
Target Audience
Core directors and personnel. Mixed levels as all employees can help identify waste and clients’ needs.
 
Workshop Overview
The workshop will open with a brief series of talks on Lean management. There will be a presentation of Lean tools with particular emphasis on those most relevant to cores. A presentation on the application of Lean to several cores will be given. Small groups will be formed and then they will be given a “case” of a core to review and then present how they would approach applying lean to the core. Each group/team will be mentored by one of the organizers. This will be followed by each team discussing a specific core in their domain and how Lean could applied to it. These will be presented to the group for open discussion.
 
Resources
Nothing beyond the standard needs.
 
 

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