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How to schedule production the TLS way by Bob Sproull

How to schedule production the TLS way by Bob Sproull | Life Science Productivity | Scoop.it

From Bob Sproull's blog: "focused primarily on the Theory of Constraints and how to use it to maximize the profitability of any company. I also discuss why integrating TOC with Lean and Six Sigma is the most dynamic improvement methodology available today.


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This description of the theory of constraints could be used in scheduling in Life Sciences...What is your Drum?

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How Sensors Are Transforming the Life Sciences Industry Landscape

How Sensors Are Transforming the Life Sciences Industry Landscape | Life Science Productivity | Scoop.it

How sensors are having a major impact on innovation and the competitive landscape for the life sciences industry (medical devices, diagnostics and pharma)..

 

Smartphones, with their portable computing power, built in sensors and always-on internet connectivity are continuing on their path to ubiquity, with over 56% of the US adult population now having smartphones, and over 500,000 new smartphone users being added every month.   Sensor technology has continued to get cheaper, smaller and more sophisticated, with different types of sensors being combined to capture an increasing array of physiological measures.These sensors can be connected to smartphones via miniaturized, low energy via low energy wireless technologies such as low energy Bluetooth and Near Field Communication (NFC).

 

As the world population ages and more

 

Continuous Monitoring


Lightweight, wireless enabled sensor networks connected via smartphones to cloud/server based storage and applications make it feasible to continuously monitor physiological measures.  This is enabling  “aging in place” for the world’s rapidly aging population, allowing more older adults and individuals with chronic conditions to remain in the home environment while they are remotely monitored for safety.

 

Early Detection and Prevention


Data from continuous real time monitoring can be analyzed to provide early detection or in some cases prediction of changes in health status.   This approach is being applied across a wide variety of conditions, including heart disease, epilepsy, parkinsons disease, stroke, dementia, and cancer.  

Extending Therapies from Clinical Settings to the Home


Sensors capturing movement data can be particularly useful for home-based rehabilitation, often leveraging both wearable and ambient sensors to provide augmented feedback. 


Improved Adherence


MedSnap’s Medical App To Improve Medication Safety for Patients

Medication and therapy regimens are only effective if patients adhere to them. Sensors can be applied to monitor adherence and provide inputs to systems designed to improve adherence through alerts, reminders, persuasive design and gamification techniques for patients, caregivers and therapists.


Management of Chronic Conditions


Wearable and ambient sensors can be an important part of an overall system to manage chronic conditions.

The number of wearable physiological sensors connected to smartphones are expected to grow significantly over the next 5 to 10 years.  As the healthcare industry faces increasing pressure to improve outcomes while lowering costs, the ability to combine data from these sensors with data from other systems to measure treatment effectiveness will become more important, not just in clinical trials, but in the context of managing population health.

 

Companies that are proactive in using sensor technology together with other techniques to create and demonstrate superior effectiveness will reap significant rewards in this environment.

 To see examples in each of the categories visit : http://www.hitconsultant.net/2013/09/11/how-sensors-are-transforming-the-life-sciences-industry-landscape/
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Mary Jo Gehrking's curator insight, September 18, 2013 1:27 PM

Lightweight and wireless, wearable and ambient sensors can be an important part of an overall system to remotely manage chronic health conditions via cloud-based storage and applications. While this enables aging and chronically ill adults to to remain in their home environment, there also needs to be ongoing training and tech support for the users, which is often where the funationality of this concept fails.

Richard Platt's curator insight, February 2, 2014 12:14 PM

Sensors - the eyes and ears of the WBAN (Wireless Body Area Network) for healthcare applications, and there are so many others for many other applications

Allen Taylor's curator insight, February 28, 2014 10:40 PM

New sensor technology enables seniors to stay independent longer.

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Quick Response Manufacturing: Taking The Pharmaceutical Industry Beyond Lean Six Sigma - Life Science Leader

Quick Response Manufacturing: Taking The Pharmaceutical Industry Beyond Lean Six Sigma - Life Science Leader | Life Science Productivity | Scoop.it
By Ananth Krishnamurthy and Gerald Finken Pharmaceutical and biotech industries are under enormous pressure to improve quality, increase efficiency,...

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The next step beyond Lean Six Sigma in Life Sciences.  

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Lean applied to a non-manufacturing example "Meals per hour" - 6 min video

The challenge: How can a non-profit implement Toyota's legendary production system (TPS) to increase the number of meals distributed to people who are still affected by Superstorm Sandy? Watch this movie - and help us do even more.
thank you, and always be KAIZEN

 

 


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It is amazing what a little lean can do to improve our world. 

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Philip Marris's curator insight, November 11, 2013 4:19 AM

The basics of TPS applied to a non-profit organization distributing food. A well produced video. Maybe useful to show how TPS applies to a great variety of problems.

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Hans Rosling: The Jedi Master of data visualization

Hans Rosling: The Jedi Master of data visualization | Life Science Productivity | Scoop.it
Dr. Hans Rosling is one of my presentation heroes; he's been featured or mentioned in all my books and several times on presentationzen.com over the years. If there is a Jedi Master of presenting data clearly, visually, and simply, then...

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This is an excellent presentation demonstrating the power of visualizing data.  

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