Mark Graban

Mark Graban
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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.

Boeing Reduces 737 Airplane’s Final-Assembly Time by 50 Percent

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Press Release Looks like great work by the Boeing 737 team! "We're not going to stop at a 50 percent reduction, but improving our production system...

Toyota’s Fujio Cho: Act. Improve. Repeat.

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Business 2.0 - Magazine Article Improve. This was in a magazine that hit my mailbox yesterday, an interview with Toyota's CEO. The company was named...

Budget-cutters take aim at MEP

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(United Press International): "'The initial budget came back from OMB ... at zero." The Manufacturing Extension Partnership is being threatened with budget cuts again (almost...

Another Mitsubishi Bailout?

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The New York Times > Business > Decline in Sales Sends Mitsubishi Motors on a Search for Financing A look into Japan's approach to company...

Records show Dell sought no taxes for new plant for 20...

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KLTV 7 Tyler-Longview-Jacksonville, TX: Another company looking for handouts. I found it funny that the Dell VP would say "I'm worried for our country" if...

Do Manufacturers Need Federal Help?

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The New York Times J.T. Battenberg, CEO of Delphi, is looking for federal handouts for health care, R&D, etc. How much money can we generate...

Trade deficit likely to pass $600 billion

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The Washington Times: Business - January 13, 2005 "The biggest surprise in yesterday's deficit report from the Commerce Department was a 2.3 percent drop...

Two articles on Losing Jobs to China

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Article 1: Report: U.S. lost 1.5M jobs to China from 1989-2003 - Jan. 11, 2005 Article 2: Taipei Times - archives Two articles today...

With Japan aging, Toyota to staff factories with robots

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Yahoo! News Interesting. It seems like Toyota is being forced into using the technology, based on demographic trends (retiring workforce, fewer workers). I...

A Look Inside Dell Computer (2 Articles)

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Article 1 -- Who's Afraid of China? -- from NYTArticle 2 --Fast Company article "Living in Dell Time"Not sure if this web reprint is...

Lean Software Implementation

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Johnson Controls Automotive Group Begins Largest Deployment of Lean Operations Software; Factory Logic Solution Extends and Enhances Company's Lean Manufacturing Methodology Enterprise software for lean...

China threat to Mexico’s border factories ebbs

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China threat to Mexico's border factories ebbs: "'There are a lot of products it makes no sense to produce in China.'" Good article comparing Mexico...