Blog The father of Kaizen speaks! By Mark Graban On Apr 6, 2005 2 Masaaki Imai interview! Masaaki Imai (the author of the book “Kaizen”) comments on the need to convert from batch to JIT and China ‘productivity’ among other topics. Please check out my main blog page at www.leanblog.org The RSS feed content you are reading is copyrighted by the author, Mark Graban.Post continues after ad... , , , on the author’s copyright.Post continues after ad... Please post a comment and join the discussion. Subscribe to get notified about posts daily or weekly. Mark GrabanMark Graban's passion is creating a better, safer, more cost effective healthcare system for patients and better workplaces for all. Mark is a consultant, author, and speaker in the "Lean healthcare" methodology. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent project is an book titled Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus.