Great Lean Example: HON

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OK, sorry for my cynicsm on the blog today. Must be because the Red Sox blew it today.

Here’s a very positive, encouraging article about what lean can do for you organization. Cool story:

“When introducing the topic of lean manufacturing, HON Co. executive Todd Murphy falls back on the old example of a glass half full (or half empty) with liquid, but there’s a twist. Murphy transfers the liquid to a smaller glass that it fills completely. To the lean mind, he says, the original glass was simply too big for the job.”

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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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