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Mark G 1308We’re working to make the world a better place through Lean… better processes, better leadership, better workplaces… and better results! Oh, and we’d like to have some fun while we’re doing that.

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.

Get Posts via EmailLean 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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