GA 081 | Wiremold’s Lean Journey with Orry Fiume

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Today’s guest is Orry Fiume, who I had the pleasure of interviewing at the Summit on Lean Leadership in Jacksonville, Florida. Orry is the former VP of Finance and Administration at Wiremold. We discussed the challenges Wiremold faced during Orry’s time there, as well as Orry’s insights on lean leadership and accounting. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

 In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Orry’s background and his introduction to continuous improvement (2:57)
  • The quote that inspires Orry (3:46)
  • How Orry thinks the lean movement has progressed over time (5:39)
  • An interesting Wiremold story (8:37)
  • Orry’s take on Wiremold’s status quo (11:55)
  • What Orry would add to the book Real Numbers (14:55)
  • What “Respect for People” means to Orry (16:38)
  • The best advice Orry has ever received (19:15)
  • Orry’s personal productivity habit (20:31)
  • What Orry does to recharge (21:52)
  • Orry’s final words of wisdom (23:48)

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