Cliff's Notes

The Business of Dentistry

Time Quality Management

Cliff’s Notes for January 24, 2010

Cliff Marsh, Henry Schein ……Cell: 201-321-7494……Fax: 201-262-2210…..E-mail

“The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.”
Rupert Murdoch

In This Issue
• Just-In-Time Inventory & Time Quality Management Require an Employee Education!
• The BFC Syringe can add value!
• Implant Scalers, require a new tray set-up!
• Navigate Henry Schein’s World of Dental!

Just-In-Time Inventory & Time Quality Management Require Employee Training…………….
The following summary was copied from
In today’s manufacturing society, one of the most popular ideas that are circulating in the manufacturing industry is the idea of just-in-time manufacturing. There have been various journals, magazines, newspapers, and other published documents that illustrate the actual efforts of companies to develop and implement just-in-time processes. This document will define just-in-time manufacturing; the methods organizations take in implementing the just-in-time process, and the results of this implementation.
With this in mind, just-in-time manufacturing is the idea that companies should have manufacturing and purchasing strategies that reduce the time between the beginning of the manufacturing process and shipment to the customer. However, the actual development and implementation of these strategies are of difficult tasks (APCIc 1-6)
One significant idea about just-in-time manufacturing is throughput time. This is the time between the start of the manufacturing process and the end, where the product is ready to be shipped. Five key elements are involved in throughput time. The first element is processing time, or the time actually spent working on the product. Next is inspection time and moving time.
According to recent studies, just-in-time systems have helped keep inventories of American companies down. Ratios of inventory-to-sales have been declining for the past four years. However, due to the economy growing very slowly, finished goods inventories have increased over the past year.10
These basic ideas are not unique to Just in Time Manufacturing; however, they are essential in training employees about the just-in-time philosophy. Most companies have realized that the philosophy is an important component in the idea, development, and implementation of total quality management. TQM is similar to JIT in regards to goals, however, it hunt for as few errors as possible between each stage of production. Just-in-time philosophy is a tool that top-level managers use to implement total quality management (Ontario 1-4).
There are numerous companies that attempt to implement this type of philosophy successfully, and the steps that they follow are as followed. The first step to implementing TQM/JIT manufacturing is to train the top management then form a top-level team. The responsibilities of the team will include deciding upon an organizational structure and developing a plan to implement TQM/JIT within their organization. This plan to implement the strategy should include the organizational goals in regards to production and methods of how employees will be implemented with in this plan. The employee area must also include methods in regards to motivation and discipline. After all of this information is obtained and formed, then a plan ought to be used to begin the overall philosophy.
Just-in-time systems are being implemented in most companies, though some more than others. Those companies that acknowledge just-in-time philosophies and implement them fully as part of a complete total quality management system are quickly becoming players in the world market. Those companies that do not implement total quality management with an emphasis on just-in-time systems may be left behind as we go into the twenty-first century.

BFC Syringe Can Add Value…………………………………………………………………………………….
Better Faster Cheaper (BFC) Syringes Re-loadable Better Faster Cheaper (BFC) syringes improve handling, speed procedures, reduce waste
The lightweight, pre-loadable design of Better Faster Cheaper (BFC) Syringes offers tremendous advantages over the standard automix gun technique. Start using BFC Syringes and:
• Stop trying to maneuver and control bulky mixing guns.
• Stop having to assemble or change intraoral tips, mixing tips, cartridges, and dispensing guns for every small impression.
• Stop wasting expensive material left over inside large mixing tips.
• Stop cross-contaminating entire impression material cartridges.
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Implant Prophy+® Plastic Implant Scalers…………………………………………………………………….


Implant-Prophy+ Kit #1 most recommended by Hygienists; Graphite-Free Re-Sharpenable, just like a steel instrument. Autoclavable, multiple cycles up to 190C (375F) Standard geometries; Gracey 5/6, 11/12, 13/14, Columbia 13/14 universal. A specially designed sharpening stone is included in the kit. These scalers will not scratch any abutment system! Registered as an FDA Class 3 device.
Item #107-1132………………$99.99 (note: all discount programs will be applied)

Navigate Henry Schein – Quick Connect Menu Guide “One Call For Everything Dental”…………………
The size and resources that Henry Schein offers is extensive and can be confusing. If you can’t reach me on my cell (201-321-7494), the listing below may help.

Cliff Marsh
Henry Schein Dental
P.O. Box 663, 45 Rt. 46 East, Suite 605
Pine Brook, NJ 07058
tel. 201-321-7494


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