My LinkedIn Article: Supply Chain Matters – at the Oscars® and in Hospitals

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Back in February, I blogged about the silliness that was the end of the Academy Awards, when the wrong winner for “Best Picture” was mistakenly announced.


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As with many things, it was a systemic problem with a number of causes, as I tried to uncover and articulate here.

The Oscars, An Embarrassing Preventable Error, #Lean, and Process Improvement

I think there are many “Lean lessons” to be learned from the incident, about the design of effective systems, error proofing, training workers to speak up, etc.

I recently addressed some of the supply chain management lessons involved in the Oscars. It turns out these are also just management lessons… and maybe not just for healthcare…

Here is the piece I published on LinkedIn:

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. His latest book is Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. He also published 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.

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