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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

Lean Healthcare Articles Everyone Needs To Read

April 19, 2018

If you do a Google search for articles about Lean healthcare, you’ll get tons of options. Here are some articles that I like, written by...

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April Fool! Announcing New “KaiNexus Suggestion Box” Functionality

February 11, 2020

It’s been amazing to see how KaiNexus functionality has evolved and expanded since I joined the company in 2011. Our platform was initial...

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How to Evaluate the Success of a Continuous Improvement Department

February 11, 2020

We love answering questions in our "Ask Us Anything" video series, but sometimes we get questions that are best answered in a blog post.


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How a Lean Adoption Strategy for Public Schools Applies to Everyone

February 11, 2020

I’m excited to be giving a preview of a webinar that Harry Kenworthy is going to be presenting for us on February 19th. 

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What the KaiNexus Team Saw and Heard Visiting a Toyota Plant

February 11, 2020

As I wrote about last month, the entire KaiNexus team was excited to have the chance to visit and tour the Toyota truck factory in San...

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Webinar Preview: How to Use A3 Thinking in Everyday Life

March 8, 2018

What's commonly known as "A3" is a very powerful methodology for problem solving, the planning of projects, or the articulation of...

What the KaiNexus Team Expects to See When We Visit Toyota

January 16, 2018

Later this week, the entire KaiNexus team is meeting in Austin for our bi-annual team meeting (we have team members in the Dallas area and...

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What to do After a Kaizen Event so Improvement Doesn’t End

December 13, 2017

I think we’ve all heard stories about “backsliding” or a lack of sustainment after formal Kaizen Events. When we plan and conduct a Kaizen...

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Webinar Preview: The 4 Components of an Employee-Led Lean Initiative

December 6, 2017

We’ve had a great year full of interesting webinars this year and the same is true for our final presenters of the year. They are Benny...

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