Streamlined Plane Making

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Not really “new” news, but an article that discusses Boeing and Airbus “copying” Toyota.

Interesting quote:
“We always thought airplanes were different because they had four million parts,” says Alan Mulally, head of Boeing’s commercial aircraft division, compared with the 10,000 or so parts in a car. “Well, airplanes aren’t different. This is manufacturing.”

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Mark 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.

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