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GA 153 | From Tiffany & Co. to Toyota with Josh Sanchez

This week’s guest is Josh Sanchez, a continuous improvement practitioner with a fascinating background. Josh worked for Tiffany & Co. before landing a job at Toyota, and is now transitioning into a healthcare role. Ron and Josh discussed what it’s like to practice continuous improvement in these different environments. An MP3 version

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GA 149 | How to Teach TWI with Jamie Parker

This week’s guest is Jamie Parker, an avid lean thinker and past podcast guest who recently participated in our first live training class. Jamie and Ron reflected back on the class, which centered around  the Job Instruction component of TWI. We can’t wait to share this unique course with you. An

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GA 141 | Practicing Continuous Improvement in Japan with Zuhara Chavez

This week’s guest is Zuhara Chavez, an Industrial Engineer and PhD student. Zuhara is currently living in Japan, researching mapping tools and other continuous improvement concepts.  Ron and Zuhara discussed her work, what continuous improvement is like in Japan, and more. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download

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GA 111 | How to Teach Continuous Improvement with Dr. Bradley Miller

Today’s guest is Dr. Bradley Miller, a professor at the University of Houston. Brad explained to us how he teaches his students about continuous improvement, and how they then apply those skills to real life situations. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Brad’s

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GA 109 | How to Leverage Toyota Kata with Brandon Brown

Today’s guest is Brandon Brown, the owner of Continuous Coaching Commitment LLC and an associate with the W3 Group LLC. Brandon shared his knowledge of Toyota Kata with us, and explained how it complements TWI. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Brandon’s

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GA 105 | How to Improve Your Business with Change Management with Paul Brand

Today’s guest is Paul Brand, a change management consultant from the Netherlands. Paul wrote a book called Change Your Mind, Change Your Business, and he shared with us why he wrote it, what it’s about, and how change management relates to lean. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download

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GA 101 | How to Implement a Lean Culture with Steven Leuschel

Today’s guest is Steven Leuschel, author of Lean Culture Change. He and I discuss the contents of the book, which focuses on the critical people component of lean. This An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: The quote that inspires Steven

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