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Video: Formula 1 Pit Stops 1950 & Today… a Huge Difference

by Mark Graban on April 18, 2014 · 3 comments

I’m not a racing fan, but wow this video is impressive. I can appreciate a great process and all of the planning that’s involved.

I can also see the difference between having four pit crew members and 18 crew members (or so… it’s hard to count).

What can you do to improve your processes? It takes more than “throwing people at it” if that’s even an option. What planning, training, tools and coordination are required?


Mark Graban 2011 Smaller Video: Formula 1 Pit Stops 1950 & Today... a Huge Difference 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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