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INTEGRATINGВ PEOPLE, В PROCESS, В ANDВ TECHNOLOGYВ INВ LEANВ

HEALTHCAREВ

byВ

BrockВ C. В HusbyВ

AВ dissertationВ submittedВ inВ partialВ fulfillmentВ В

ofВ theВ requirementsВ forВ theВ degreeВ ofВ В

DoctorВ ofВ PhilosophyВ В

(IndustrialВ andВ OperationsВ Engineering)В

inВ TheВ UniversityВ ofВ MichiganВ В

2012В

DoctoralВ Committee: В

ProfessorВ JeffreyВ K. В Liker, В ChairВ

ProfessorВ LawrenceВ MartinВ SeifordВ

ProfessorВ RichardВ VanВ HarrisonВ

AssociateВ ProfessorВ YoungВ KyunВ RoВ

В 

© BrockВ C. В Husby, В 2012В

DedicationВ

ToВ myВ dissertationВ committee, В friends, В colleaguesВ fromВ theВ IOEВ DepartmentВ andВ work, В andВ myВ family: В В ItВ hasВ beenВ aВ longВ roadВ toВ getВ toВ thisВ point, В butВ IВ haveВ learnedВ andВ grownВ muchВ duringВ thisВ process, В andВ IВ couldn'tВ haveВ doneВ itВ withoutВ you. В

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AcknowledgementsВ

DuringВ theВ manyВ yearsВ IВ haveВ beenВ workingВ concurrentlyВ withВ conductingВ research, В IВ haveВ hadВ tremendousВ supportВ fromВ aВ wideВ varietyВ ofВ peopleВ thatВ IВ wouldВ likeВ toВ acknowledge. В В YourВ supportВ andВ encouragementВ overВ allВ ofВ theseВ yearsВ hasВ beenВ tremendous. В ToВ myВ dissertationВ committee, В Prof. В Liker, В Prof. В Seiford, В Prof. В VanВ Harrison, В andВ Prof. В Ro: В IВ greatlyВ appreciatedВ allВ ofВ support, В feedback, В andВ encouragementВ throughoutВ thisВ process. В В YourВ effortsВ significantlyВ improvedВ theВ qualityВ ofВ myВ understanding, В myВ dissertation, В andВ myВ capabilitiesВ forВ futureВ research! В

ToВ myВ colleaguesВ atВ work: В

ExperientialВ learningВ duringВ myВ dissertationВ hasВ beenВ critical, В andВ itВ addedВ significantВ depthВ andВ relevanceВ toВ myВ research. В В ThroughoutВ myВ work, В twoВ peopleВ haveВ beenВ aВ tremendousВ support: В

SteveВ Hoeft, В theВ leaderВ ofВ ourВ LeanВ HealthcareВ group, В hasВ beenВ instrumentalВ inВ myВ maturationВ inВ gainingВ aВ deeperВ understandingВ ofВ usingВ lean. В В FromВ myВ veryВ firstВ projectВ workingВ withВ him, В IВ couldВ tellВ thatВ heВ wasВ anВ expertВ onВ theВ practicalВ applicationВ ofВ leanВ unlikeВ anyВ thatВ IВ hadВ workedВ withВ before. В В ThroughoutВ theВ lastВ fourВ years, В heВ hasВ continuouslyВ supportedВ andВ challengedВ me, В whichВ isВ theВ trueВ markВ ofВ aВ leanВ Sensei. В В В MaryВ JoscelynВ hasВ beenВ aВ greatВ supportВ throughoutВ myВ dissertation, В andВ wasВ criticalВ toВ theВ restructuring, В editing, В formatting, В andВ " fillingВ inВ theВ gaps” ofВ theВ chaptersВ andВ overallВ feuille. В В HerВ deepВ experienceВ inВ technicalВ communications, В journalВ andВ bookВ reviewВ andВ editing, В andВ dissertationВ supportВ wasВ criticalВ andВ helpedВ toВ significantlyВ improveВ theВ qualityВ ofВ theВ finalВ dissertation. В В В

ToВ theВ IOEВ DepartmentВ

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WhenВ IВ tookВ myВ seniorВ designВ courseВ asВ anВ undergraduateВ inВ theВ IndustrialВ andВ OperationsВ EngineeringВ (IOE)В Department, В Prof. В RichardВ CoffeeВ introducedВ meВ toВ theВ worldВ ofВ healthcareВ processВ improvement. В В ThisВ gaveВ meВ aВ previewВ ofВ theВ potentialВ toВ workВ inВ thisВ market. В В HisВ depthВ ofВ experienceВ andВ knowledgeВ inВ theВ healthcareВ industryВ wasВ aВ tremendousВ resource, В andВ hisВ constantВ encouragementВ wasВ extremelyВ helpful. В В WhenВ IВ returnedВ fromВ DenverВ Health, В heВ recruitedВ meВ toВ beВ theВ GraduateВ StudentВ InstructorВ (GSI)В forВ IOEВ 481, В whichВ wasВ theВ seniorВ designВ courseВ thatВ IВ tookВ asВ anВ undergraduate. В В IВ servedВ asВ theВ GSIВ forВ thisВ courseВ forВ almostВ fourВ years, В andВ itВ wasВ aВ greatВ experienceВ andВ honorВ toВ serveВ asВ anВ instructorВ forВ aВ courseВ thatВ wasВ soВ instrumentalВ inВ myВ educationВ andВ professionalВ development. В

ThroughoutВ myВ graduateВ studiesВ inВ theВ IOEВ department, В TinaВ BlayВ hasВ beenВ aВ greatВ supportВ andВ encouragementВ forВ myВ studies. В В HerВ supportВ ofВ theВ IOEВ department, В andВ ofВ me, В hasВ beenВ priceless! В

FamilyВ andВ friends: В

CarolВ HusbyВ (myВ mom), В theВ WarnerВ family, В andВ allВ ofВ theВ othersВ whoВ helpedВ meВ onВ thisВ longВ journeyВ whileВ IВ triedВ toВ meldВ theВ lifeВ ofВ studentВ andВ employeeВ haveВ beenВ veryВ helpful. В В YourВ patienceВ andВ understandingВ duringВ thisВ longВ processВ wasВ noticedВ andВ veryВ muchВ appreciated. В

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ForewordВ

IВ wasВ firstВ exposedВ toВ theВ leanВ philosophyВ andВ methodologyВ throughВ Prof. В Liker, В andВ IВ wasВ...

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