Two Global Value Streams Passing In the Night

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Interesting story about a Fortune 500 company who is starting up a factory in China: Apparently, they are having trouble getting tools, so employees from an American factory went to Sears to buy Craftsman tools to send to the China factory. Craftsman tools are still proudly made in the U.S.A., as opposed to most tools which are now made in China. How ironic that for all of the tools being sent from China to the U.S. market, that we're sending at least some American made tools over there…

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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. His latest book has been released as an "in-progress" book, titled Measures of Success.

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