Improvements in the Manufacturing Industry Versus Health Care Industry

1) As health care looks at continuous improvement (as done in manufacturing), one of the most prominent
questions that has arisen is, “Can the principles that worked in manufacturing really transfer over to health care?
Taking care of a patient is not like building a car on an assembly line. Can standardized processes really work in
a setting that focuses on humans and their needs?”
2) Write a paper of 1,000–1,200 words that takes a position on this argument. Justify the rationale for your
3) Refer to the assigned readings to incorporate specific examples and details into your paper.
Read chapters 1, 6, and 11 in Extreme Toyota: Radical Contradictions That Drive Success at the World’s Best
Manufacturer by Osono, Shimizu, Takeuchi, and Dorton

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