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.

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...

WSJ.com – For Caterpillar, Commodity Boom Creates a Bind

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WSJ.com - (Subscription Only) A reminder that profit = price - cost, where the price is set by the market (not the old approach of...

Misunderstandings About Value Stream Mapping, Flow Analysis, and Takt Time

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LEI Features Excellent article (registration required, Word Doc) written by well-known Toyota expert and author John Shook.