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A Lean Paint Can?


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This seems like a very smart lean paint can. Think of painting a room — anything other than applying paint to a wall is “waste”. This new paint can helps eliminate some of the waste involved in painting — namely pouring the paint into a separate roller pan and the inevitable cleaning up steps when you dribble or spill paint.

Think to your own factory: How often are people just moving stuff from one container to another? How can you eliminate that waste?

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional 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 the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus. He is currently writing his next book, tentatively titled Measures of Success.

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