Category: Kaizen

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GA 177 | How to Think Like Toyota with Tracey and Ernie Richardson

This week’s guests are Tracey and Ernie Richardson. Tracey and Ernie talked about their new book The Toyota Engagement Equation and about their personal lean journeys. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Their backgrounds (5:37) Why they wrote The Toyota Engagement

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Why I Mow My Own Lawn

There are things you should do yourself and other things you should pay someone else to do It seems that, for many people, there is no uncertainty about which category lawn maintenance falls into.  This is why lawn maintenance companies are plentiful in most communities.  Let’s face it, there are

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GA 166 | How to “Win” at Lean with Paul Critchley

This week’s guest is Paul Critchley, a lean consultant with a diverse background. Paul and Ron discussed some of the roadblocks organizations typically experience on their lean journeys, as well as what it means to be “winning” at lean. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this

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GA 156 | The Current State of Lean in Healthcare with Mark Graban and Joe Swartz

This week’s guests are Mark Graban and Joe Swartz, both leaders in lean healthcare. They discussed the past and current states of lean in healthcare, as well as their upcoming workshop, Kaizen Live. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Mark’s background

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Facing the Firing Squad

By Steve Kane   I recently had the opportunity to watch a value stream mapping training event in an administrative process.  These types of events are enjoyable for me because I always learn something new.  The lesson learned this time was quite unexpected. The 15 or so people attending the

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