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19 June 2014
19 June 2014

Sweden: Kronans Apotek opens new pharmacy in Visby

On June 18, Kronans Apotek opened a new pharmacy in Visby, which is the chain’s fourth pharmacy on Gotland.

“The new Kronans Apotek pharmacy has an attractive location at Coop Forum in Visby. The pharmacy is easy to reach for customers and with a great product range,” commented Lars Birkeland, CEO at Kronans Apotek.

Intelligence reporting by Global Intelligence Alliance

Original article on Dagens Apotek in Swedish language
9 June 2014
9 June 2014

Sweden: Oriola making a long-term investment in Lean

It is necessary to think big to achieve real success with Lean, says Magnus Korsgren, Development Manager at Oriola, who has been working with the implementation of Lean program at the company for three years. The company focuses on four different plans: infrastructure, competence development, motivation, and leadership, all contributing equally to effective implementation of Lean. The increased need for constant improvement became especially clear after the deregulation of pharmacy market, which meant toughening of competition. Thus, Lean program was launched on a vast scale to send a clear signal on the importance of the new thinking and committing to constant improvement. Regarding the results, Magnus Korsgren says that as Lean is a long-term investment, the effect of each particular improvement is not calculated, however, on a larger scale, they evaluate the results on the basis of DMAIC. Also the number of implemented single improvements is closely monitored. Intelligence reporting by Global Intelligence Alliance Original article on Kvalitetsmagasinet in Swedish language as attachment.

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