Lean & Six Sigma Articles

GA 017 | Winning Friends and Influencing People with Ron Pereira

GA 017 | Winning Friends and Influencing People with Ron Pereira

July 31st, 2014

Today's podcast is a little different from any of our previous shows since, well, I'm flying solo! My family and I recently took a 3,600 mile road trip which afforded me the opportunity to listen to some audio books. One of these books is something I've long wanted to read but never had... and

What's Faster: One Piece Flow or Mass Production?  Watch This Envelope Stuffing Simulation To Find Out!

What's Faster: One Piece Flow or Mass Production? Watch This Envelope Stuffing Simulation To Find Out!

July 29th, 2014

We recently re-shot the first video I ever created back in 2008. Specifically, this video shows the difference between one piece flow and mass production. I first learned of this simulation many years ago while reading the book Lean Thinking.  In the book, James Womack writes about how he aske

GA 016 | Developing Lean Leaders with Jamie Flinchbaugh

GA 016 | Developing Lean Leaders with Jamie Flinchbaugh

July 24th, 2014

This episode's guest is Jamie Flinchbaugh, who has over 20 years of lean transformation experience. I've followed his work for years and was so excited to finally connect with him on this episode. Jamie is such a down-to-earth guy... I'll think you'll enjoy listening to us talk about everything f

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