Mark Graban

Mark Graban
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...

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?

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

0 - (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

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