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  11. #Lean: Clarifying Push, Pull, and Flow in a Hospital; the Patient (the Customer) “Pulls” 20,897 views
  12. My Thoughts on Standardized Work and #Lean 19,831 views
  13. Eight Types of Waste in Healthcare 18,345 views
  14. Toyota, Respect for People (or “Humanity”) and Lean 18,198 views
  15. Statistics on Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety Problems – Errors & Harm 17,605 views
  16. Updated: Why Toyota is Eliminating the Andon Cord from its Factories 15,563 views
  17. Guest Post: What is “Yokoten?” 14,551 views
  18. Overcapacity and Overproduction in the Auto Industry (and Healthcare) 14,006 views
  19. How a Simple Office Kanban System Works at the Lean Enterprise Institute 13,881 views
  20. The Term “Lean Production” is 25 Years Old – Some Thoughts on the Original John Krafcik Article 13,150 views
  21. PDF of “Triumph of the Lean Production System” is Finally Available 12,240 views
  22. Free Download: Process Tracking Letters for Lean Daily Management Boards 11,350 views
  23. Picking on the PICK Chart 11,286 views
  24. What Happens to Leaders Who Don't Listen? 11,005 views
  25. Wise Words from Mark Twain on Continuous Improvement and Perfection 10,595 views
  26. Guest Post: The One Thing Lean Six Sigma Got Wrong About Lean 10,102 views
  27. Fighting “We've Always Done It This Way” in Workplaces & Baseball 10,093 views
  28. Podcasts 9,999 views
  29. About Mark Graban 9,521 views
  30. Video on a “2-Bin” Kanban System at a Pennsylvania Hospital 9,141 views
  31. Farewell to “30 Rock” & its Six Sigma Jokes 9,031 views
  32. Origins of this Quote on “The Biggest Room in the World”? 8,360 views
  33. “Standard” vs. “Standardized” Work in Lean 8,208 views
  34. A Toyota Leader on Misunderstandings About the Toyota Production System 8,113 views
  35. Top 10 Amazon Healthcare Administration Books 7,985 views
  36. Is it a Bad Idea to Pay a Lean Consultant Based on a Percentage of Cost Savings? 7,898 views
  37. Video of a Daily Huddle at Everett Clinic 7,738 views
  38. Video: Toyota Helps a NYC Food Bank & Hurricane Sandy Victims 7,643 views
  39. Great Steve Jobs Video (& Transcript) from 1990 on Continuous Improvement 7,429 views
  40. Lean Comedy 7,404 views
  41. Doctors Bash “Taylorism” and “Toyota Lean” in the New England Journal of Medicine 7,359 views
  42. “Quality Circles” Are Alive & Well in Japanese Organizations; We Might Call it A3 Problem Solving 7,308 views
  43. Blog 7,259 views
  44. DirecTV Makes it Hard to Cancel & Move 7,145 views
  45. The Oscars, An Embarrassing Preventable Error, #Lean, and Process Improvement 7,002 views
  46. Guest Post: Tool Crib Management & Its Role in Lean Manufacturing 6,878 views
  47. Contact Mark Graban 6,848 views
  48. About 6,816 views
  49. 10 Common Problem Solving Mistakes 6,813 views
  50. Book Review: One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way 6,723 views

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