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New Balance Shoes Uses Lean

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Kennebec (ME) Journal

Here is a case study of New Balance Shoes and their lean efforts. It certainly sounds like they have been able to stay competitive, in Maine, only through using lean to cut cycle times and drive improvement.

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. 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 book is an anthology 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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  1. […] by Mark Graban on September 14, 2005 · 3 comments Lean Manufacturing Blog: New Balance Shoes Uses Lean […]

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