Surfer Culture Meets Standard Work

Every once in awhile, you come up on some real neat articles.  This is one that I feel needs to be shared.  The title speaks for itself.  Enjoy.  

Surfers Learn from Lean Enterprise

Chalk One Up for Process

In one of my jobs as a raw materials buyer for a cGMP culture media manufacturer, I was tasked to purchase a particular chemical compound that, historically, was cost prohibitive.  Because it was the only vendor that carried this product, I didn’t have a negotiating leg to stand on, except to buy in bulk, which was not feasible.  Matters worse was that due to this material cost, our client, a non-profit hospital could not afford the expensive cultured media plate.