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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's passion is creating a better, safer, more cost effective healthcare system for patients and better workplaces for all. Mark is a consultant, author, and speaker in the "Lean healthcare" methodology. 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 project is an book 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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