Category: Six Sigma

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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 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 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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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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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 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 128 | How to Implement Lean Efforts That Last with Amanda Culver

Today’s guest is Amanda Culver. Amanda has over 10 years of experience with Lean and Six Sigma, especially as it applies to Pharmaceuticals. She shared a lot of valuable insight with us, including her take on why organizations struggle to sustain their continuous improvement efforts. An MP3 version of this episode is available

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GA 119 | How to Handle Skepticism with Brian Rotsaert

Today’s guest is Brian Rotsaert. Brian and Ron discussed Brian’s continuous improvement journey, including his experiences with coaching and mentoring over the years. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Brian’s background and his introduction to continuous improvement (4:05) The quotes

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GA 114 | How to Apply Lean to Healthcare with Mark Graban

Today’s episode features Mark Graban, a recurring podcast guest and good friend of Gemba Academy. Ron and Mark discussed lean healthcare, the third revision of Mark’s book Lean Hospitals, and some of the main misconceptions about lean. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll

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