Category: Manufacturing

Total 149 Posts

GA 145 | How to Grow as a Lean Leader with Edward Gemin

This week’s guest is Edward Gemin, a lean consultant with a background in the automotive and appliance industries. Ron and Edward discussed Edward’s lean journey, including past projects and other lean experiences. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: The quotes

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GA 142 | How to Engage People with Jess Orr

This week’s guest is Jess Orr,  a Six Sigma Black Belt at WestRock, a large packaging company. Ron and Jess discussed Jess’s Toyota background and the importance of employee engagement. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: The quote that inspires Jess

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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 138 | How to Use Kata to Create Service Excellence with Karyn Ross

This week’s guest is Karyn Ross, an author and lean practitioner who specializes in applying continuous improvement in a service context. Ron and Karyn discussed Coaching Kata, the role of creativity, her book, and much more.  An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll

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GA 133 | How to Create a Visual Workplace with Dr. Gwendolyn Galsworth

Today’s guest is Dr. Gwendolyn Galsworth, an author and consultant who specializes in the visual workplace. Gwendolyn shared her fascinating background with us and explained the importance of visuality. This in-depth conversation is guaranteed to challenge your thinking. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Gwendolyn’s

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

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

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