Register for HcPIE 2013!

A unique educational event which brings together medical device packaging professionals and healthcare practitioners in a state-of-the-art healthcare simulation facility.

October 2nd - 3rd 2013

MSU Campus, East Lansing, MI

Dr. Laura Bix via email at, Cimberly Weir via email at

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HcPIE 2013: Timothy Eng on Waste Mapping

The session will cover the progress of developing a waste map model for 6 Kaiser Permanente medical centers, using lean manufacturing principles. The waste map provides a visual representation of the identification, flow, and ultimate disposition of material through the medical center. Challenges & opportunities of the waste map project, metrics, and the costs/benefits of environmental sustainability will be discussed.