Lean & Six Sigma Articles

We Have Met the Enemy

We Have Met the Enemy

July 21st, 2014

My 7-year-old son and I were recently driving together in the car. My son isn't normally a big talker (his sisters more than make up for it... ha!) so we were engaged in some small talk while listening to the radio. Then, out of the blue, my son says to me, "I wish I was more like Nick."  Nick

GA 015 | Lean Healthcare in Tanzania with Mike Grogan

GA 015 | Lean Healthcare in Tanzania with Mike Grogan

July 17th, 2014

Today's guest is Mike Grogan, who works for CCBRT, a medical relief clinic in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This episode is particularly inspiring...Mike's answers stayed with me long after our conversation was over. To hear the podcast just press the "Play" button at the top of this post. An MP3 v

GA 014 | Lean Leadership with Adam Zak

GA 014 | Lean Leadership with Adam Zak

July 10th, 2014

This week's podcast guest is Adam Zak, a Lean Executive Recruiter. With a diverse background in lean thinking, accounting, finance, and management Adam uses his unique perspective to share some truly powerful advice. If you're looking to hire someone to jumpstart your company's lean journey, t

GA 013 | Lean and Six Sigma in the Service Industry at West Texas A&M with Bryan Glenn

GA 013 | Lean and Six Sigma in the Service Industry at West Texas A&M with Bryan Glenn

July 3rd, 2014

I'm thrilled to welcome Bryan Glenn as today's podcast guest. As the Director of Purchasing and Inventory Services at West Texas A&M University, Bryan is responsible for the implementation of the school's lean initiatives. I think you'll find Bryan's story and the way things are changing for

GA 012 | Fostering a Culture of Continuous Improvement with Mike Thelen

GA 012 | Fostering a Culture of Continuous Improvement with Mike Thelen

June 26th, 2014

Today's podcast guest is Mike Thelen, Senior Lean Consultant at the Kaizen Institute. Mike is a great guy with a contagious passion for all things continuous improvement.  His advice on getting colleagues, managers, and industry professionals excited about lean is invaluable. To hear the p