By Kiden Clayton, MHA When the Nutritional Services Department at Florida Hospital implemented "lean manufacturing" techniques to identify cost and spacesaving solutions in 2005, the effort helped its administration avoid more than $9 million in capital costs and reduce annual labor costs by nearly $350,000 (see cover story in the August, 2006 FM). Along with achieving such dramatic results, the lean manufacturing project had many significant implications for our entire foodservice ...

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