Lean efficiencies in the vivarium: Change management details for successful implementation

September 26-27, 2022
Sai Tummala, DVM, DACLAM
Dir of Veterinary Svcs & Attending Veterinarian

Lean tools for improving the value and efficiency of vivarium operations have been widely adopted, but actual results vary – what makes the critical difference? In a presentation co-authored with Dr. Carolyn Doerning, Sal Tummala distinguishes process-oriented lean tools from lean culture, and how the CCHMC Division of Veterinary Services lean implementation sparked a culture of continuous improvement. He profiles the quantitative impacts on capacity, capability, quality, and reduced overtime and turnover, and the qualitative improvement in staff leadership, morale-building, transparency, and engagement. He illustrates how the three core pillars of “people, process, product” translate into change management plans and successful outcomes at CCHMC.

Monday, September 26, 2022 - 3:45pm-4:10pm