Dan Markovitz

Interview from AME 2015

Ron Pereira again sits down with Dan Markovitz, this time at the 2015 AME Conference. In this interview, Dan and Ron discuss fear, and how to drive fear out of your organization. You can learn more in Dan's book, Building the Fit Organization: Six Core Principles for Making your Company Stronger, Faster, and More Competitive.

Interview from AME 2013

Ron Pereira sits down with Dan Markovitz at the 2013 AME Conference. They discuss Dan's book, Factory of One, its application in real world situations, along with communication improvement.

A Factory of One

Most people spend all their time applying lean tools to external processes and systems. But what about the fundamental machine of production: you? How can you reap the benefits from applying lean concepts to your own work?

Indeed, you can apply lean principles and tools such as visual management, flow, pull, 5S, and kaizen to your individual work to improve efficiency, reduce waste, and link yourself ever more closely to customer value. While it's true that applying lean at the individual level won't lead to an overnight revolution in organizational performance, it can lead to success stories that make you more effective, and can get your leadership to sit up and pay attention.

Dan Markovitz shares specific strategies from his new book, A Factory of One, that will help you use lean principles to make yourself and your teams more effective.

Dan Markovitz Videos


Dan Markovitz
TimeBack Management

Dan Markovitz is founder and owner of TimeBack Management.

He is a faculty member at the Lean Enterprise Institute, and regularly teaches at the Stanford University Continuing Studies Program. He also leads a problem solving workshop at the Ohio State University’s Fisher School of Business.

In addition to his consulting, Dan regularly speaks and leads workshops at national and regional conferences, capped most recently by his keynote address at the 2011 Lean Product & Process Development Exchange.

Dan is quoted regularly in many of the McClatchy newspapers, as well as a variety of trade publications such as California Lawyer, The Hospitalist, Chief Learning Officer Magazine, and Industry Week. He also writes frequently for the Amex OPEN Forum. His new book, A Factory of One, was published by Productivity Press in late 2011.

Dan holds an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and a BA from Wesleyan University.