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Another new addition to the online lean world — a blog at Productivity Press. It's written by Ralph Bernstein, the former editor of the Lean Manufacturing Advisor newsletter.

Here is a story they posted about an $11 million dollar mistake that should have been errorproofed. This chemical plant had a two week shutdown due to someone hitting a line stop button. A bit different than pulling the andon at Toyota, eh? It's more likely that the company is looking for “who” to blame (or is it “whom?”) rather than “why” that happened.

Welcome to the blog world, Ralph. Good luck!

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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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