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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

Webinar Preview: Cascading Strategy Through Hoshin Kanri

November 9, 2017

On November 14th, we are excited to be hosting a webinar on Hoshin Kanri (aka Strategy Deployment) that will be presented by Craig...

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If You’re Going to Set a Goal, Make it Big, Hairy, and Audacious

August 11, 2017

Recently, I read this article by Quint Studer: “Set 'Big Hairy Audacious Goals'.” A “big hairy audacious goal,” as the author Jim Collins...

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CI is Practiced at US News & World Report Best Hospitals

February 11, 2020

Earlier this year, the magazine U.S. News & World Report announced their “best hospitals” list for 2016-2017. It’s a regular feature, which...

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How We Use Kaizen and our Improvement Software to Get Better

February 11, 2020

If you’ve been a subscriber to our KaiNexus Continuous Improvement Podcast, you might have noticed a small detail that changed (if you’re...

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Preview of An Upcoming Webinar on Bottom-Up Improvement

February 20, 2017

We love our customers at KaiNexus. We admire people who are driving a culture of continuous improvement in their organizations, and we...

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We Wish People Enjoyed Their Work More - Let's Work on That!

January 7, 2017

Since the earliest days of my career, I’ve been fascinated by the reasons why people are upset with their jobs or are miserable at work....

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Everyday Examples of the 8 Wastes of Lean

January 4, 2017

Toyota famously changed automobile manufacturing forever by focusing on continuous improvement, particularly on the never-ending process of...

Why I'm So Excited About "Kaizen Live!" Next Month

April 11, 2017

I guess I’m excitable. I recently wrote a post about how I’m excited about a change management workshop that I’m facilitating before our...

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