GA 132 | How to Apply Lean to Puzzle Manufacturing with Don Scott

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Today’s guest is Don Scott of Buffalo Games, a puzzle and board game company. Don described his take on continuous improvement as well as the challenges that pertain to this unique industry. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Don’s background and what Buffalo Games is all about (2:57)
  • The quote that inspires Don (6:39)
  • The best training Don has received (8:24)
  • The biggest challenge Don has faced in his industry (10:24)
  • Whether or not puzzles can go obsolete (12:57)
  • How Don has introduced Lean to his coworkers (13:38)
  • What has been the most satisfying (17:30)
  • The advice Don has for anyone new to lean (18:56)
  • What “Respect for People” means to Don (20:15)
  • The best advice Don has ever received (22:05)
  • Don’s personal productivity habit (23:10)
  • What has surprised Don in the last year (25:02)
  • How Don recharges and refocuses (26:13)
  • The skill or knowledge area Don feels he needs to improve (27:27)

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