To read the full version of this content please select one of the options below:

Lean office in health organization in the Brazilian Army

Iris Bento da Silva (Engineering School of São Carlos, University São Paulo, São Carlos, Brazil)
Everton Cesar Seraphim (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, State University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil)
Oswaldo Luiz Agostinho (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, State University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil)
Orlando Fontes Lima Junior (Faculty of Civil Engineering, State University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil)
Gilmar Ferreira Batalha (Department of Mechatronics & Mechanical System Engineering, University of São Apaulo, São Paulo, Brazil)

International Journal of Lean Six Sigma

ISSN: 2040-4166

Article publication date: 2 March 2015

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present management techniques in the healthcare sector through lean office.

Design/methodology/approach

A case study approach is adopted, with data collected in the Brazilian military organization.

Findings

The findings identify several ways to apply lean concepts outside manufacturing. From this, a future lean office health state design will be proposed.

Research limitations/implications

The lean office health proposal has to be tested in other organizations to confirm this case study. While this may limit the generalization of the findings, there is value in demonstrating the benefits modern lean office techniques can bring to the developing world healthcare.

Practical implications

The paper shows that lean office health techniques can provide benefits to healthcare in developing countries' hospitals and others.

Originality/value

The value of the paper arises from providing a detailed analysis of a healthcare lean office in the developing world. There have been only a small number of other studies published in the literature about lean office health.

Keywords

Citation

da Silva, I.B., Seraphim, E.C., Agostinho, O.L., Lima Junior, O.F. and Batalha, G.F. (2015), "Lean office in health organization in the Brazilian Army", International Journal of Lean Six Sigma, Vol. 6 No. 1, pp. 2-16. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJLSS-09-2013-0053

Publisher

:

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2015, Emerald Group Publishing Limited