Month: October 2016

Total 13 Posts

If Not You, Who?

I was fortunate enough to speak at a FedEx leadership team meeting yesterday which was a ton of fun! Before I spoke I was able to hear a few presentations including an awesome talk by our great friend and fellow lean thinker, Jamie Parker.  By the way, Jamie is presenting a

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GA 131 | How to Develop a Well-Rounded Approach to Lean with Chad Vincent

Today’s guest is Chad Vincent, a Lean Leader with an extremely diverse background and a lot of coaching experience. Ron and Chad discussed Chad’s work applying lean in several different industries, and what he has learned along the way. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this

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Learning the Wrong Lessons from Failure

In the early days of lean it was all about imitation. People looked at Japanese factories and said, “They have quality circles, let’s have quality circles.” Or TQM, or kanban or JIT or kaizen. Lean factories work in production cells, let’s curl up our lines into cells. And so forth. The nature

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