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GA 146 | How to Innovate with Geoff Cox

This week’s guest is Geoff Cox, a Production Manager for a high-tech laser measurement company. Ron and Geoff talked about innovation, specifically how Geoff and his team go about generating and implementing new ideas. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:

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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 140 | How to Use Your Lean Skillset in Different Settings with John Chacon

This week’s guest is John Chacon, Continuous Improvement Advisor at Black & Veatch and a former U.S. Marine. Ron and John discussed John’s lean journey, specifically how he has applied his skills to the different phases of his career thus far. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

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GA 139 | How to Use Job Breakdowns with Kyle House

This week’s guest is Kyle House, a lean practitioner with a TWI background. Ron and Kyle explored the Job Breakdown aspect of Job Instruction, specifically how to use the breakdowns and why they’re helpful. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Kyle’s background

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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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