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"Favorite Posts" Q4 2005

On the right hand column, I’ve had a “favorite posts” link for some the articles and blog postings that I like the best. I’ll update this with my favorite posts of last quarter.

Toyota Bucks Trend by NOT Outsourcing

Bad Visual Controls at Baggage Claim

Motivating Employees with Catchy Slogans

Blue Collar Urban Legends

Toyota’s Basic Management Policy

Becoming a Lean Manufacturer

FEMA’s PDCA Cycle

Atlanta Braves Culture of Winning

Home Depot’s CEO and Gemba Walks

I’ll Bet Merck’s Lean Effort Fails

The Blue Collar CEO: Tom LaSorda

Employee Shortages Only for “Bad” Companies?

Quelling Command and Control Thinking

Can You Ignore Your Customers for a Week?

How to Get More Than 100%, Just Ask Toyota

Dell Has Excess Inventories?

Lean Healthcare: Protecting Yourself At The Hospital

A Frustrated Lean Guy, You Have to Read This

Bad Visual Controls Example: Drug Store

Kitchen Kaizen: The Coffee Pot

Kitchen Kaizen: Standardized Oatmeal?

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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 eBook 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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