Iowa manufacturing can survive: Lean manufacturing just one tool to guarantee it


    More discussion about the future of Iowa manufacturing, with a focus on lean. Iowa has been hurt with recent news about Maytag, among other companies who have been scaling back or closing factories.

    It's nice to see lean highlighted in a general news publication.

    “Currently, Lean Enterprise processes are finding their way into Iowa health-care facilities, academia and government agencies such as the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The Lean Enterprise system shines as one of the leading initiatives employed by Iowa manufacturers today that consistently succeeds in producing effective results.

    The Gemba Pantarei blog also had an item about lean government in Iowa.

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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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