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Issue 32 - 02 | How Toyota Can Save Your Life…At the Hospital
By Mark Graban Published March 7, 2007 9:34 a.m.

It’s well-known that the safety standards of Toyota vehicles are singularly high due to the company’s commitment to innovation and precision. But the Toyota philosophy can save your life at the hospital as well. There are over 100,000 deaths in hospitals each year as a result of systematic failure. Graban asserts that a lean manufacturing approach, like Toyota’s, is the answer to saving healthcare…and possibly your life.

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About Mark Graban | Mark Graban is a Senior Lean Consultant with a firm that specializes in Lean and Six Sigma consulting for hospitals. Mark has studied and worked with lean principles for over twelve years in industries including automotive, personal computers, and industrial products. He has a BS in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University and an MS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from MIT’s Leaders for Manufacturing Program. Mark is also the founder and contributing editor of the Lean Blog, which can be found online at www.leanblog.org.

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