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Karen Martin

Author, Coach, The Karen Martin Group

Karen Martin is a coach/consultant, author, and speaker in business performance improvement and Lean transformation. She's the author of Shingo prize-winning The Outstanding Organization, and co-author of Value Stream Mapping (December 2013), Metrics-Based Process Mapping, and The Kaizen Event Planner. She's also an instructor for the University of California, San Diego's Lean Enterprise program, and an industry advisor for the University of San Diego's Industrial and Systems Engineering program. Contact Karen for information on the services she and her team offer or learn more at ksmartin.com.

Articles by Karen Martin
I'm Karen Martin, Ask Me Anything
Ask author and lean coach Karen Martin anything you wish on lean thinking and practice! She'll be here all day answering YOUR questions! More »
Adopt or Adapt? When Modifying Lean Makes Sense
One of the key decisions every lean coach, consultant, practitioner, and leader makes is when to fully adopt a particular lean practice or when to adapt it. But how do you make this decision? Author and coach Karen Martin draws from her experience to share her thoughts on the matter. More »