Two Global Value Streams Passing In the Night


    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, 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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