Daniel Markovitz is the Founder & President of Markovitz Consulting. He is also the author of two Shingo Research Award-winning books, Building the Fit Organization and Factory of One. 


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Dan Markovitz helps organizations become faster, stronger, and more agile though a fresh approach to the teaching and practice of lean. With a philosophy derived from his years as a teacher and a running coach, he helps companies reinvigorate their lean efforts by developing an accessible on-ramp for their lean journeys. Dan has worked with clients throughout the US and Europe. Past clients have included WL Gore, Abbott Vascular, NYU Medical Center, the New York City Department of Health, CamelBak, Clif Bar, Industrial Revolution, and Goodyear Tire. 

He is a faculty member at the Lean Enterprise Institute and teaches at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, the Stanford Continuing Studies Program, and the Ohio State University’s Fisher School of Business.

He is an author of two books—A Factory of One and Building the Fit Organization—both of which were honored with Shingo Research Awards. He’s spoken at the Lean UK Summit, the Lean Island Conference in Reykjavik, the LEI Transformation Summit, the Shingo International Conference, and numerous AME Conferences.

Markovitz lived in Japan for four years and is fluent in Japanese. He holds a BA from Wesleyan University and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.