A Good Message Board Topic

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Thanks to blog reader Alan for test-driving the LeanBlog Message Board. He posted this question under the “Standard Work and Kaizen” discussion. A nice thing about the Message Board was that Alan was able to share a kaizen spreadsheet tool for download — for you to comment on or even use yourself, I suppose.

Please visit the board if you'd like to comment on Alan's question, I'll repeat the first part of it here:

Hello fellow lean bloggers:

I would be very interested to find out what tools (either software or written forms) other companies are using to track current work standards, and documenation to improve the standards. I recently read a very good paper by Steven Spear and H. Kent Bowen entitled ” Decoding the DNA of the Toyota Production System”. In the paper, the authers site 4 rule for TPS:

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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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