B.Braun is engaged in the development, manufacture and distribution of a range of healthcare products and services targeted to intensive care units, anesthesia and emergency care, extracorporeal blood treatment and core surgical procedures worldwide. B.Braun Hospicare developes highly sophisticated wound care products for patients with chronic wounds all over the world.

Company Name
B. Braun Hospicare

Address

3 Dublin Rd, Rathrippin, Collooney, Co. Sligo

Website

www.bbraun.ie

Consultant

LBS Partners

Lean Plus Project Objectives
  1. To generate saving through the introduction of Lean Thinking and application of A3 problem solving.
Key Challenges
  1. The main challenge is cost, current cost exceeds the budgeted  cost. The gap is related to issues with both performance and the cost of poor quality.
Key Changes
  1. The main challenge is cost, current cost exceeds the budgeted  cost. The gap is related to issues with both performance and the cost of poor quality.
Results
  1. The completion of eight Green Belt projects realise savings of €91,252.
  2. 42% of team members have received Lean Thinking training.
  3. Established a formally Help Chain structure to drive Operational Excellence at all level of the organisation.
Quote

“The adoption of Lean and Operational Excellence has enabled us to solve more problems, by involving more of our team members and providing a “Help Chain” that keeps everyone focused. This has allowed us to engage with the corporate Operational Excellence program as a partner and net contributor to the body of knowledge of the organisation.”