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IW Podcast with Art Smalley


IndustryWeek : Three Patterns of Kaizen and A3 Thinking

This looks like an excellent free podcast with Art Smalley, on Aug 21.

Specifically, this webcast will include Art's insights on different types of kaizen activities and how they all link together to support the overall production system. Examples will include manpower related kaizen, machine related kaizen, and material flow related kaizen activities. Despite being different in terms of focal point, each of these areas is linked in terms of basic thinking patterns and structuring of information. Art will describe this A3 Thinking pattern, how it is used in employee development, and how it supports the overall production system at Toyota.

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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 the anthology 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. He is currently writing his next book, tentatively titled Measures of Success.

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