Two Global Value Streams Passing In the Night

Interesting story about a Fortune 500 company who is starting up a factory in China: Apparently, they are having trouble getting tools, so employees from an American factory went to Sears to buy Craftsman tools to send to the China factory. Craftsman tools are still proudly made in the U.S.A., as opposed to most tools which are now made in China. How ironic that for all of the tools being sent from China to the U.S. market, that we’re sending at least some American made tools over there…

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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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