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About LeanBlog.org

Welcome!

Welcome to Mark Graban’s Lean Blog, a site that was started in January 2005 to host news, commentary, and discussion about “Lean” – the methodology and management system based on the Toyota Production System. The site has evolved in parallel with Mark’s career – focusing at first on Lean Management in the manufacturing world, but focusing more on healthcare over time after Mark moved into that industry in late 2005. Lean Blog covers a number of themes about lean that are universal, regardless of industry. This blog led to Mark’s Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Engagement  (now in a 2nd edition) and Healthcare Kaizen: Engaging Front-Line Staff in Sustainable Continuous Improvements.

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Mark Graban 2011 Smaller About LeanBlog.org leanAbout LeanBlog.org: Mark Graban is a consultant, author, and speaker in the “lean healthcare” methodology. Mark is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as the new Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. Mark is also the VP of Innovation and Improvement Services for KaiNexus.


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