Contest: Win a Set of Lean & Patient Safety Books Plus Some StoreSMART Supplies


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StoreSMART, a Rochester, New York-based manufacturer and retailer, has been an advertiser on this blog for over six months now. They're not just running ads and trying to sell stuff… I also very much appreciate that they are trying to learn how to better serve those who are practicing Lean and we've spent a lot of time talking about that.

What Can I Win?

StoreSMART is partnering with me on this contest where you can win one of four sets of books, along with a selection of sample supplies that can help you with 5S, visual management, and other Lean methods.

By January 31, 2017, we'll select four winners who will each get a set that includes:

  1. Lean Hospitals, 3rd Edition (signed by Mark Graban)
  2. Work That Makes Sense (signed by Gwendolyn Galsworth)
  3. The Batz Guide for Bedside Advocacy (a great patient safety guidebook)

One winner's package will include the book Visual Workplace Visual Thinking instead of Work That Makes Sense.

Note: Due to high international shipping costs, winners must have a United States mailing address

One Way to Enter: Tweet or Share

One way to enter is to Tweet about this contest, to help spread the word.

#StoreSMARTcontest - Enter a contest to win #Lean books from @StoreSMARTfan & @MarkGraban. Learn more: Share on X

Or Tweet something similar and use the hashtag #StoreSMARTcontest to get our attention.

If you have an example of 5S or visual management you'd like to share as part of that contest-entry tweet, that's great too.

Or, you can share something about the contest on LinkedIn or other social media. To enter, email a link to the social post to Mark here.

Another Way to Enter: Share Your Story

The other way to enter is to share a success story and photos about the use of 5S, visual management, and other visual Lean practices. Be sure to share something about the results and the impact, not just what you did. Submitting a story gives us permission to share the story here on

StoreSMART Contest

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    StoreSMART Products in Action

    Below, see some photos that show StoreSMART products, including sheet holders and magnets, as being used by their Lean customers (click on any photo for a larger view):

    StoreSMART Customer Photos

    Thanks again to StoreSMART for sponsoring this contest and thanks, in advance, to everybody who participates in some way.

    Don't forget, you can download free templates like the “safety cross” shown above, courtesy of StoreSMART:

    Thanks again!

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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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