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Today’s guest is Drew Locher, author of one of my favorite Value Stream Mapping books. We sat down at the AME conference in Jacksonville to chat about the different books Drew has written, as well as what it takes to develop a lean culture.
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In this episode you’ll learn:
- Drew’s background and how he first got into lean (2:19)
- The quote that inspires Drew (3:15)
- Drew’s books and what you can learn from them (4:38)
- How to develop a lean culture (6:55)
- How to effectively coach your employees along the way (7:59)
- Why you can implement lean using both long-term projects and small everyday improvements. (12:01)
- Drew’s tips for strengthening your lean skill set (13:46)
- What “Respect for People” means to Drew (15:53)
- The best advice Drew has ever received (17:54)
- Drew’s time-saving personal productivity habit (18:25)
- Drew’s final words of wisdom (25:24)
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- The Complete Lean Enterprise: Value Stream Mapping for Administrative and Office Processes
- Lean Office and Service Simplified: The Definitive How-To Guide
- Unleashing the Power of 3P: The Key to Breakthrough Improvement
- Value Stream Mapping for Lean Development: A How-To Guide for Streamlining Time to Market
- The Lean Turnaround: How Business Leaders Use Lean Principles to Create Value and Transform Their Company
- Change Management Associates
- Drew on Twitter
- Drew on LinkedIn
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