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Success stories:

To us, there's only one way to measure success in what we do: meaningful, measurable change for our clients. We‘ve achieved that across the board—in healthcare, in the public sector and in the commercial sector. Take a look at some of our clients' success stories below.

Simpler Consulting client Denver Health highlights its Lean journey and
Shingo Bronze Medallion


ThedaCare brings Lean in on the ground floor of building a new clinic
Nonprofit community health system ThedaCare brought us in to work with their architects and builders when planning a new 75,000-square-foot clinic. We helped them rethink the building’s design to better meet patient needs, while completing it ahead of schedule and under budget. PDF

Ministry of Defense develops racing pit crew speed, efficiency with Lean
When you’re building helicopters, typical assembly line methods are complicated by their sheer size. We helped the Ministry of Defense develop precision teamwork that streamlined the movement of aircraft through the plant and manufacturing process. Video

St. Joseph Heath System-Humboldt County improves communication, charge
capture with Lean

Keeping track of a patient’s use of hospital resources—equipment, supplies, testing, medication and staff—can be challenging. We improved communication among accounting, the OR team and materials management, capturing millions in lost revenue for St. Joseph. PDF

A collaborative atmosphere helps ThedaCare reduce costs, improve
patient outcomes

Hospitals are constantly charged with the dual challenges of improving patient care and reducing costs. We helped create a staffwide community of problem solvers and a culture of no fear, reducing costs by 25% and achieving 100% patient satisfaction. PDF

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust improves patient throughput,
care with Lean

One of the largest children’s hospitals in Europe, Alder Hey was plagued with long waits for patients, long stays and stressed staff. We helped streamline patient flow, reducing length of stay, allowing the hospital to treat more patients and improving staff satisfaction. Video

ThedaCare improves patient care, employee satisfaction with Lean practices
From checking in with the receptionist to receiving treatment, ThedaCare’s radiation oncology patients find the most value in face-to-face interactions with staff. We helped them create a solution that focuses on patient care and helps relieve overburdened physicians, nurses and staff. PDF

Lean helps Watlow take control of its industrial controllers business
We helped a leading manufacturer adopt lean commercial practices, increasing the company’s productivity and improving its product quality in a faster time frame. PDF

Simpler's Rapid Improvement Service Transformation helps Alder Hey
Children’s NHS Foundation Trust show rapid improvements in care, costs

This vital children's healthcare organization in Liverpool, England, found itself facing financial and service pressures. Our RIST program helped them lower patient wait times, improve care and reduce hospital stays, while reducing costs by over £10 million in two years. PDF

UK Police and Simpler make news with cost-saving Lean Transformation
We brought our considerable experience with various military branches to the UK’s police, helping them continue to provide protection in the face of tough budget challenges. Video

Lean helps Lundbeck deliver the pharmaceutical goods faster
Lundbeck A/S is an international pharmaceutical company specializing in central nervous system disorders. Thanks to embracing a culture changing Lean Transformation, they've reduced supply chain lead time by 50 to 75% percent or more. PDF

Lean leads Royal Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to improved
patient care and staff morale while cutting costs

Royal Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust faced a £14 million cash deficit and had high mortality rates, patient safety concerns that left staff feeling demotivated and stressed. Simpler's Lean methodology helped them get healthier all around. PDF

New York City’s Health and Hospitals Corporation makes Lean breakthroughs

A collaborative Rapid Improvement program inspires hope and collaboration among staff members, hospitals and boroughs to improve patient care, staff satisfaction and revenue capture. Video

Custom label maker Sentega Group labels Lean Transformation a success
Without clear procedures in place to effectively allocate and supervise resources, Sentega's Advanced Label Technologies division faced quality, rework and waste issues. Lean practices improved their performance—and relationships with customers and suppliers. PDF

Royal National Lifeboat Institution
We helped a nonprofit lifeboat building organization adopt Lean commercial manufacturing practices, reducing production time, increasing output and making the most of the donations they rely on for their invaluable work. Video

Cutting fat not muscle: How to tell the difference
Tim Whitmore, Vice President and General Manager, Consulting Services for Simpler North America, examines the ways companies can run more efficiently to improve customer and employee satisfaction while increasing revenues.Podcasts

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