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
Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker, and podcaster with experience in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. Mark's new book is The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation. He is also the author of Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More, the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, and the anthology Practicing Lean. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.


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