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Visual Controls Example at Starbucks

I liked seeing this at my local Starbucks. As they sell whole bean coffee and bags are removed, you can see stickers that have been applied on the shelf to indicate what product goes where.

I’m not saying Starbucks is “lean”, but I liked this example.


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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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