A Leaner Message Delivered by UPS


For some context, here are my complaints about UPS ads from earlier today and from last year.

Thanks to the “create your own whiteboard” feature on the UPS website, I created this Lean Message. Check it out:

Click this link for an animated version (as long as UPS doesn't pull it for being “objectionable” content.

The “story board”, Part 1:

Part 2:

And the Big Finish:

Much better than their messages pushing offshoring and overseas suppliers… expedited with overnight global shipping. Of course UPS should be trying to sell global shipping, that's the business they are in. The ads still bug me. I just hope corporate executives aren't having their sourcing decisions and supply chain strategies influenced by stuff like this.

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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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