Category: Manufacturing

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GA 204 | How to Set the Stage for Your Lean Journey with Matt Kellett

This week’s guest is continuous improvement leader Matt Kellett. Matt and Ron discussed what needs to be in place in order to successfully start and sustain a lean journey. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Matt’s background and what he’s

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GA 203 | How to Apply Lean to Manufacturing Location Decisions with Harry Moser

This week’s guest is Harry Moser, Founder and President of the Reshoring Initiative. Ron and Harry discussed reshoring, including what it is and how lean plays a role. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Harry’s background (1:41) What reshoring is

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GA 200 | What We’ve Learned from 200 Episodes with Ron Pereira and Past Guests

This week we’re celebrating a milestone: our 200th episode. For this special episode we decided to highlight some of the major themes we’ve had thus far, featuring some truly incredible guests. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Simon Sinek: Knowing

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GA 199 | How to Understand Your Current Condition with Drew Locher

This week’s guest is Drew Locher. Drew explained a huge issue in continuous improvement…rushing into countermeasures before taking the time to investigate and understand the current condition. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Drew’s background (1:31) The article Drew wrote

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GA 198 | How to Start and Fund Your Lean Journey with Ron Pereira

This week we’re sharing our first two Gemba Talk episodes, a new video series available without a subscription. Specifically, Ron explains what it takes to both start and fund a lean journey. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Where to

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GA 197 | How to Use Continuous Improvement in Untraditional Settings with Veronica Silva

This week’s guest is Veronica Silva. Veronica shared some great stories of how she’s used continuous improvement in all different kinds of settings, including bartending and banking. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Veronica’s background (1:44) Veronica’s training days (3:41)

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GA 188 | How to Understand the Components of Kata with Brandon Brown

This week’s guest is Brandon Brown. Brandon provided us with a comprehensive breakdown of both the improvement and coaching katas, in anticipation of our upcoming kata course. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Brandon’s background (5:52) The quotes that inspire

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GA 187 | How to Leverage the Improvement and Coaching Katas with Mark Rosenthal

This week we’re giving you a sneak peek of our upcoming kata course. Ron explains why kata is so valuable, and we’ve also included some great clips from Mark Rosenthal’s classroom instruction. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: The impact

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GA 186 | How to Transition into Different Lean Roles with Jess Orr

This week’s guest is Jess Orr. Ron sat down with Jess at AME Boston to discuss her transition from working at Toyota to taking on a new role at another company. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Jess’s background (3:54) The

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