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Productivity Press Lean Insider

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 is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and 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 an anthology titled Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus.

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