Category: Lean Manufacturing

Total 288 Posts

GA 180 | How to Use Total Productive Maintenance with Jeff Gregory

This week’s guest is Jeff Gregory, a consultant with a strong industry background. Jeff and Ron talked all about TPM, OEE, and much more. Even if you’re not in manufacturing, there’s a lot to learn in this episode. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In

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GA 179 | How to Leverage Continuous Improvement in the Office with Jim Pecoraro

This week’s guest is consultant Jim Pecoraro. Jim and Ron discussed applying continuous improvement beyond manufacturing, specifically in an office or otherwise administrative context. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: The quotes that inspires Jim (3:12) Jim’s background (3:57) About

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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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GA 174 | How to Foster Leadership in the Blue-Collar Workforce with Mack Story

This week’s guest is consultant and speaker Mack Story. Mack talked about his experiences sharing leadership development skills with the blue-collar workforce. This is a powerful episode that really sheds light on what it means to be a leader. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

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Drive Out Fear

Drive out fear.  Dr. Deming told us this many years ago when he published his famous 14 Principles. Most of us have heard these words. Most of us probably think we understand these words. And, I bet, most “actively practicing” lean thinkers probably think they’re doing a decent job at

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GA 168 | How to Leverage Change Intelligence with Barbara Trautlein

This week’s guest is Barbara Trautlein, the founder of Change Catalysts. Barbara and Ron discussed change management, specifically why change fails and how people define failure. Barbara also explained the concept of Change Intelligence, and how it can help us all be better leaders. An MP3 version of this episode

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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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