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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 and Honoring Norman Bodek

December 22, 2020

I join many in the Lean community in mourning the recent passing of a publisher, author, educator, and life-long learner, Norman Bodek. He...

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10+ Lean Blogs That You Should Be Reading

July 1, 2020

For a topic with so many authors, students, practitioners, and leaders, it’s probably no surprise that there are a ton of blogs about Lean...

More Social Distancing Tips from Our CEO, Dr. Greg Jacobson

April 15, 2020

As we continue to practice social distancing every day, there might be some things that slip your mind when running essential errands. Greg...

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Opportunities for Improvement in Walking for Exercise

April 2, 2020

During this era of Covid-19, I've had to make some adjustments to my exercise habits. I've made some improvements and some of these might...

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Opportunities for Improvement at the Grocery Store [COVID-19]

April 9, 2020

My colleague Jeff Roussel kicked off (or I should say teed up) this series by writing about opportunities for improvement (OIs) when out...

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When Standardization Leads to Inadvertent Comedy

March 28, 2020

This week, I played game show host when we hosted a Quiz Show webinar about Covid-19. The answers and discussion were provided by our local...

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The Questions People Asked for "Ask Docs Anything About Covid-19" Webinar

March 18, 2020

I've been helping our KaiNexus CEO Dr. Greg Jacobson prep for the webinar he and two other doctors are participating in on Wednesday March...

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Podcast: How Daily Tiered Huddles Work at Cleveland Clinic

September 16, 2019

When a group of us from KaiNexus attended the Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit in June, one of our favorite presentations was given by...

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How To Measure the ROI of Continuous Improvement Efforts

September 29, 2023

You may or may not know that we host a regular webinar series, with topics ranging from employee engagement and the ROI of continuous...