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Tomorrow, my post will be about headlines that scream about ratings for The Oscars being "down from last year" or "the lowest in X years." As I've blogged about before, I'm always skeptical of such simplistic comparisons that might mask...Show More Summary
Here's an interesting Bloomberg article about Toyota never being satisfied, which includes improving the way they improve: "Toyota's Way Changed the World's Factories. Now the Retool" Did you know that Toyota has a central TPS group?? Continue reading What’s Going at Toyota? A Newly-Centralized TPS Group at Lean Blog.
I did manage to buy a book that was published by NUMMI to celebrate their 10th anniversary. "10 Years of Quality & Teamwork" is the title. Here is the cover and I'll share a few things that caught my attention inside. It's interesting...Show More Summary
Konnichiwa from Japan! I am having a great time with my friends from Kaizen Institute and our tour attendees. I wrote a post on Monday, but I never expect to be able to write much while here because it's very busy and I also want toShow More Summary
It's Monday morning in Nagoya, Japan as I write this. I'm still jet-lagged and up early, so here's a blog post after all... Sunday, I had the chance to visit the Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology in Nagoya. There's...Show More Summary
Continue reading Key #Lean Tweets from @MarkGraban Weeks of February 12 & 19: Tesla, Healthcare, and More at Lean Blog.
Greetings! I'm off to Japan today and next week is my third "Lean Healthcare Study Trip" in the country. As I asked in 2012, what questions would you want me to ask or try to get answered while I'm there? Please post a comment at the...Show More Summary
Last week, I saw a headline about a drop in NCAA college football attendance. I wasn't satisfied with the two data point comparisons or other written descriptions of the metrics. I wanted to see data. SHOW ME THE DATA, JERRY! (with apologies to "Jerry Maguire"). Show More Summary
This podcast is sponsored by Cardinal Health. Joining me again for episode #301 of the podcast is Joe Swartz, my friend and co-author for our books Healthcare Kaizen and The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen:. You can learn more about our books here. Show More Summary
Continue reading What’s Going on at Tesla? Is @ElonMusk Following up on Employee Injuries? at Lean Blog.
Today's post is my eighth cartoon collaboration with a skilled artist and medical assistant, Carrie Schurman (see past cartoons). You can find her on Twitter as @carrieschurman. Continue reading [Cartoon] The Elephant in the (Board) Room at Lean Blog.
I'm happy to be playing the role of host and moderator next Monday for a webinar that will be presented by Harry Kenworthy titled: How a Lean Adoption Strategy for Public Schools Applies to Everyone The webinar is presented by KaiNexus. Show More Summary
My guests for Episode #300 of the podcast are Tracey and Ernie Richardson, authors of the excellent book titled: The Toyota Engagement Equation: How to Understand and Implement Continuous Improvement Thinking in Any Organization Continue reading Podcast #300 – Tracey & Ernie Richardson, The Toyota Engagement Equation at Lean Blog.
I would call today a "Throwback Thursday," but it's Wednesday. Is "Wayback Wednesday" a thing? Anyway, it's Valentine's Day... what better reason to look back at some posts about love? Continue reading Valentine’s Day: From “Loving Care” to “#Lean Marriage” and More at Lean Blog.
The chain Whole Foods is reportedly having inventory shortages and morale problems. It sounds like a real mess, but thankfully nobody is calling it Lean. Their "Order to Shelf" system reminds me of "Pull to Order" work that I was involved in at Dell about 20 years ago... Continue reading What’s Going on at Whole Foods? It Doesn’t Sound Like #Lean at Lean Blog.
As I prepare to go back to Japan, I'm sharing some insights about the Japanese health system from the excellent book "The Healing of America," by T.R. Reid. Continue reading Tour Preview: The Japanese Health Care System at a High Level at Lean Blog.
Continue reading Key #Lean Tweets from @MarkGraban Week of February 5: A3s, CEOs, and Leadership at Lean Blog.
In some of the major Lean transformation stories (in manufacturing in healthcare) usually include stories about some percentage of managers, doctors, or employees who chose to leave the organization. This is often a badge of honor of sorts. Show More Summary
Not all Japanese companies are the same. "Lean isn't easy" if you're a Japanese company. Toyota has created something special, since "Toyota culture" is not exactly the same as "Japanese culture." The WSJ says the "model is cracking." Do...Show More Summary
Joining me again for episode #299 of the podcast is Joe Swartz, my friend and esteemed co-author for our books Healthcare Kaizen: Engaging Front-Line Staff in Sustainable Continuous Improvements and The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen: Leadership for a Continuously Learning and Improving Organization. Show More Summary