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Mark Graban

Mark Graban is a Senior Advisor at KaiNexus. Mark graduated from Northwestern University in 1995 with a BS in Industrial Engineering and later earned an MS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is author of two Shingo Research Award-winning books, and has worked as a consultant to healthcare organizations throughout North America and Europe, teaching and implementing kaizen and other Lean management practices. He was previously a Senior Fellow with the Lean Enterprise Institute and the Healthcare Value Network and continues as an LEI faculty member. Mark is also the founder of the popular LeanBlog.org and its podcast series.
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Recent Posts

Remembering Chris Burnham, Answering Questions From His Lean Leadership Podcast

September 21, 2023

The lean community recently lost a brilliant mind and a warm heart, Chris Burnham. His sudden passing left a significant void that is still...

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Shifting from Compliance to Commitment: Leadership Excellence with CEO Mark Parrish

September 20, 2023

Here is a summary of the webinar presentation by Mark Parrish titled "Building Cultures of Commitment." In the webinar, Mark gave a...

Remembering Kaizen Guru Masaaki Imai: Reflections From Greg Jacobson & Mark Graban

July 7, 2023

Masaaki Imai, the author of books including KAIZEN, passed away recently at age 92, as announced by the organization he founded, Kaizen...

It Starts With BELIEVE - Creating a Culture of Continuous Improvement

April 11, 2023

At KaiNexus, many of us are excited that Season 3 of the show "Ted Lasso" is here.

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Experimenting with an "Audience View" for Webinar Presenters

April 7, 2023

Over the past decade, I've presented countless webinars in different settings, and I've hosted and moderated more than 100 for KaiNexus.


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The Vital Role of Electronic Kaizen at Toyota Memorial Hospital

September 16, 2021

Lean or the Toyota Production System often gets an unfair rap for being "anti-technology." Some of this mindset results from the old debate...

How A3 Thinking in Healthcare Achieves Quality Outcomes

July 30, 2021

For those who are new to continuous improvement, all of the terminology and improvement methodologies can get a bit overwhelming. Our...

Christian Care Ministry: Customer Month Spotlight!

June 1, 2021

Today, we bring you the third and final guest in our mini-series of Customer Month Spotlights here on the KaiNexus Continuous Improvement...

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