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  15. Statistics on Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Problems – Errors & Harm 17.7k views
  16. Updated: Why Toyota is Eliminating the Andon Cord from its Factories 16.1k views
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  18. Free Download: Process Tracking Letters for Lean Daily Management Boards 14.9k views
  19. Overcapacity and Overproduction in the Auto Industry (and Healthcare) 14.6k views
  20. How a Simple Office Kanban System Works at the Lean Enterprise Institute 14.3k views
  21. The Term “Lean Production” is 25 Years Old – Some Thoughts on the Original John Krafcik Article 13.6k views
  22. PDF of “Triumph of the Lean Production System” is Finally Available 12.8k views
  23. Picking on the PICK Chart 11.9k views
  24. Wise Words from Mark Twain on Continuous Improvement and Perfection 11.6k views
  25. What Happens to Leaders Who Don't Listen? 11.4k views
  26. Podcasts 10.4k views
  27. Guest Post: The One Thing Lean Six Sigma Got Wrong About Lean 10.2k views
  28. Fighting “We've Always Done It This Way” in Workplaces & Baseball 10.1k views
  29. About Mark Graban 9.6k views
  30. Farewell to “30 Rock” & its Six Sigma Jokes 9.5k views
  31. Video on a “2-Bin” Kanban System at a Pennsylvania Hospital 9.4k views
  32. Origins of this Quote on “The Biggest Room in the World”? 9.3k views
  33. A Toyota Leader on Misunderstandings About the Toyota Production System 8.4k views
  34. “Standard” vs. “Standardized” Work in Lean 8.3k views
  35. Is it a Bad Idea to Pay a Lean Consultant Based on a Percentage of Cost Savings? 8.2k views
  36. Video of a Daily Huddle at Everett Clinic 8.1k views
  37. Top 10 Amazon Healthcare Administration Books 8.1k views
  38. Video: Toyota Helps a NYC Food Bank & Hurricane Sandy Victims 7.9k views
  39. Lean Comedy 7.9k views
  40. “Quality Circles” Are Alive & Well in Japanese Organizations; We Might Call it A3 Problem Solving 7.6k views
  41. 10 Common Problem Solving Mistakes 7.5k views
  42. Great Steve Jobs Video (& Transcript) from 1990 on Continuous Improvement 7.4k views
  43. Tool Crib Management & Its Role in Lean Manufacturing 7.4k views
  44. Blog 7.4k views
  45. Doctors Bash “Taylorism” and “Toyota Lean” in the New England Journal of Medicine 7.4k views
  46. About 7.3k views
  47. DirecTV Makes it Hard to Cancel & Move 7.1k views
  48. The Oscars, An Embarrassing Preventable Error, #Lean, and Process Improvement 7k views
  49. Contact Mark Graban 6.8k views
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