GA 038 | The Lean Journey with Cedric Brown

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In today’s episode, we’re sharing a conversation we had with Cedric Brown at the AME conference in Jacksonville, Florida. Cedric is President and Managing Partner of CMB Global Partners LLC, a consulting firm that helps companies accelerate learning and maintain the resulting improvements.

Cedric has years of corporate experience with plenty of industry knowledge to share. I think you’ll find his approach to continuous improvement both refreshing and easily applicable.

An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.  

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Cedric’s background (2:51)
  • The quote that inspires Cedric (6:01)
  • How to convince senior management to adopt lean initiatives (7:25)
  • The differences between leader standard work versus more traditional standard work (10:10)
  • Cedric’s opinion on whether or not Lean and Six Sigma can coexist (13:55)
  • How Cedric addresses continuous improvement skeptics (15:25)
  • What “Respect for People” means to Cedric (18:53)
  • The best advice Cedric has ever received (20:02)
  • Cedric’s personal productivity habit (21:03)
  • Cedric’s final words of wisdom (29:33)

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Can Lean and Six Sigma coexist? How so? If not, why?