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    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.


    1. I’ve been through several of Liker’s and Womack’s books. I’ve also read “5S for Operators” – a great book for direct employees. Recently, I read “How to prevent Lean Implementation Failures” – another fantastic, easy-to-read book. It had nothing most Lean practitioners don’t already know. What it did have was a means to provide plant management with a chance to say “where do I fit in?” If I were the executive leader of my facility, this book would be on EVERY manager’s desk with a requirement of defining and understanding where you fit in.

    2. I love the “…for Operators” and the “… for the Shopfloor” series. “Kanban for the Shopfloor”, for example, is a very good practical book.

      “Lean Failures” is also a good book. I have a modest blog (with permission from the author) here:

      Lean Failures Blog


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