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Posted 1/26/2018 by KimBleiweiss in Lean Dental Practice & Inventory Management   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 32
"Lean" Into the New Year
The Japanese wordkaizensimply means "change for better", with inherent meaning of either "continuous" or "philosophy" in Japanese dictionaries and in everyday use. The word refers to any improvement, one-time or continuous, large or small, in the same sense as the English word "improvement"....  Read More
Posted 10/3/2017 by KimBleiweiss in Lean Dental Practice & Inventory Management   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 22
Leaders vs Managers
Years ago, I tried to top everybody, but I don't anymore. I realized it was killing conversation. When you're always trying for a topper you aren't really listening. It ruins communication. Groucho MarxYou manage things; you lead people. Rear Admiral Grace Murray HopperThe manager knows the price...  Read More
Posted 7/26/2017 by KimBleiweiss in Lean Dental Practice & Inventory Management   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 42
Managing Change, Redux
“People are very open-minded about new things, as long as they're exactly like the old ones.” Charles F. Kettering“Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof.” John Kenneth GalbraithA...  Read More
Posted 4/24/2017 by KimBleiweiss in Lean Dental Practice & Inventory Management   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 47
Beating The Inventory Control Drum
One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody’s listening. — Franklin P. JonesHistory repeats itself because no one listens the first time. — AnonymousIt’s a rare person who wants to hear what he doesn’t want to hear. — Dick CavettCan...  Read More
Posted 2/27/2017 by JVanHorn in DentistMetrics   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 145
Episode 71: Disrupting The Dental World With Tiger Safarov
Episode 71: Disrupting The Dental World With Tiger Safarov Content Originally Appeared onhttp://www.startyourdentalpractice.com/71.  Read More
Posted 12/30/2016 by KimBleiweiss in Lean Dental Practice & Inventory Management   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 61
One, Just One Resolution
One, Just One ResolutionWhat gets measured gets managed. Peter Drucker“The Six Steps to Success: 1) Define Success 2) Devise a Plan 3) Execute and Overcome Adversity 4) Measure Results with Key Metrics 5) Revise the Plan 6) Work Hard”?I never guess. It is a capital mistake to theorize...  Read More
Posted 11/1/2016 by KimBleiweiss in Lean Dental Practice & Inventory Management   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 96
“Sticky Marketing” for the Dental Office, or Why “Grasshopper Mouse”?
Rosebud John Foster Kane, Citizen Kane (1941)Bond, James Bond James Bond, Dr No (1962)Plastics Mr. Maguire, The Graduate (1967)Snap! Crackle! Pop! Kellogg’s Rice Krispies (1932)Got Milk? Milk (1993)Where’s the beef? Wendy’s (1984)Wazzup? Budweiser (2000)“Sticky”...  Read More
Posted 8/30/2016 by KimBleiweiss in Lean Dental Practice & Inventory Management   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 114
Inventory Control Survey, or Who’s Minding the Store? A Tale of Hidden Costs
There's no reason to become alarmed, and we hope you'll enjoy the rest of your flight. By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane? – Airplane (1980)Yeah I called her up, she gave me a bunch of crap about me not listenin' to her enough, or somethin'. I don't know, I...  Read More
Posted 8/22/2016 by KimBleiweiss in Lean Dental Practice & Inventory Management   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 85
Carrying Costs: Theft in the Dental Practice
Carrying Costs: Theft in the Dental PracticeIn Vegas, everybody’s got to watch everybody else. Since the players are looking to beat the casino, the dealers are watching the players. The box men are watching the dealers. The floor men are watching the box men. The pit bosses are watching the...  Read More
Posted 7/21/2016 by KimBleiweiss in Lean Dental Practice & Inventory Management   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 86
Hidden Costs, Flogging a Dead Horse, or, Is He Talking Inventory Control Again?
(About Abraham Lincoln) Any man who would walk five miles through the snow, barefoot, just to return a library book so he could save three cents - that's my kind of guy- Jack BennyI gambled at the crap table all night and finally lost $8, but during that time the house gave me four drinks and two...  Read More
Posted 2/8/2016 by KimBleiweiss in Lean Dental Practice & Inventory Management   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 79
Managing Change
‘Course he’s changedsome. Being buried in the earth does that. Mr. Potter, The Stranger (1946)Well, you can’t trustMelanie, but you can always trust Melanie to be Melanie. Ordell Robbie, Jackie Brown (1977)Inflexibility – it was the worst human failing:you could learn to...  Read More
Posted 10/6/2015 by KimBleiweiss in Lean Dental Practice & Inventory Management   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 1036
The Wild & Crazy World of Dental Practice Inventory Control
The Boring, but Important World of Dental Practice Inventory ControlTess: Do youknow what your problem is?Danny: Ionly have one?-Oceans 11 (2001)Oliver:Well, here’s another nice mess you’ve gotten me into! Sons ofthe Desert (1933)Wendell:It’s a mess, ain’t it, sheriff?Ed Tom...  Read More
Posted 4/6/2015 by KimBleiweiss in Lean Dental Practice & Inventory Management   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 172
Avoiding Inventory Theft & Fraud in the Dental Practice
In Vegas, everybody’s gotta watch everybody else. Since the players are looking to beat the casino, the dealers are watching the players. The box men are watching the dealers. The floor men are watching the box men. The pit bosses are watching the floor men. The shift boxes are watching the...  Read More
Posted 1/12/2015 by KimBleiweiss in Lean Dental Practice & Inventory Management   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 275
Reaching Your Inventory Goals
It isn’t the bears that ruin your picnic; it’s the ants. AnonymousA nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore. Yogi BerraConsensus among dental practice management consultants is that you should be spending no more than 6% of your gross on supplies; your overhead should be 60% of your...  Read More
Posted 11/13/2014 by KimBleiweiss in Lean Dental Practice & Inventory Management   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 324
Why Did I Spend All My Money on Alginate When I Could Have Seen the Stones?!
Danny: Thirteen million and you drive this piece of $#^+ cross country to pick me up?Rusty: Blew it all on the suit.“Ocean’s Eleven” (2001)I’m gonna say a few things, I’m gonna say some bad words, and you’re just gonna have to deal with it.TONY...  Read More

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