Category: Six Sigma

Total 164 Posts

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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GA 111 | How to Teach Continuous Improvement with Dr. Bradley Miller

Today’s guest is Dr. Bradley Miller, a professor at the University of Houston. Brad explained to us how he teaches his students about continuous improvement, and how they then apply those skills to real life situations. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Brad’s

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GA 097 | How to Apply Lean to the Military with Samuel Selay

Today’s guest is Samuel Selay, a Continuous Improvement Manager for the United States Marines Corps. Samuel and I discuss his continuous improvement journey and some of the incredible projects he’s done with the military. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Samuel’s background

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Standard Work Saved a Company

By Steve Kane I’ve been an aviation enthusiast most of my life. I started flying sailplanes a couple of years ago and recently transitioned to power planes. The first lesson in flying is an introduction to standard work—specifically, the preflight checklist. Like many forms of standard work, the preflight checklist came

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