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Jim Womack on Lean History

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Superfactory – best practices enabling lean manufacturing excellence

Womack references the original Ford factories. I've toured the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn and seen plant layout diagrams of the original River Rouge complex — I remember it being a very good illustration of lean flow, that entire complex, from raw material coming in one end and cars coming out the other end.

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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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