Iowa manufacturing can survive: Lean manufacturing just one tool to guarantee it

More discussion about the future of Iowa manufacturing, with a focus on lean. Iowa has been hurt with recent news about Maytag, among other companies who have been scaling back or closing factories.

It’s nice to see lean highlighted in a general news publication.

“Currently, Lean Enterprise processes are finding their way into Iowa health-care facilities, academia and government agencies such as the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The Lean Enterprise system shines as one of the leading initiatives employed by Iowa manufacturers today that consistently succeeds in producing effective results.

The Gemba Pantarei blog also had an item about lean government in Iowa.

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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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