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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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GA 155 | Toyota Kata and the Power of Networking with Christopher Ferrier

This week’s guest is Christopher Ferrier, who we met up with at the TWI/KataCon conference in San Diego, California. Ron and Christopher talked about Toyota Kata, the power of networking, ultramarathons, and more. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: A

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GA 154 | The Real Meaning of Lean with Art Byrne

This week’s guest is Art Byrne, author and highly respected lean leader. Ron and Art discussed Art’s lean journey, including his days as CEO of Wiremold. You won’t want to miss this one! An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: The quote

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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 152 | TWI, Kata, and Respect for People with Skip Steward and Brandon Brown

This week’s guests are Skip Steward and Brandon Brown. We had the pleasure of interviewing them while attending the KataCon/TWI Summits in San Diego. They both shared a lot of valuable insight with us regarding TWI, Kata, Respect for People, and more. An MP3 version of this episode is available for

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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 148 | How to Create Your Vision with Paul Hill

This week’s guest is Paul Hill, a longtime lean thinker with a diverse background. Ron and Paul discussed implementing lean from different angles and the challenges that can arise. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: The quote that inspires Paul (3:23)

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GA 147 | How to Succeed at Value Stream Mapping with Beau Keyte

This week’s guest is Beau Keyte, an author and performance improvement coach with an impressive background. Ron and Beau discussed both editions of The Complete Lean Enterprise, the evolution of Value Stream Mapping, and more. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll

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