GA 233 | How to Develop a Strong Lean Culture with Raye Wentworth

This week we’re sharing another powerful keynote from the 2018 Lean Systems Summit, this time by Raye Wentworth. Raye has been with New Balance for 34 years, and she shared how the company has developed their lean culture. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • About New Balance (2:09)
  • Raye’s background (4:21)
  • Why lean is all about the people (9:37)
  • Their results (14:30)
  • Where success comes from (16:19)
  • Why lean tools can be used anywhere (19:52)
  • About respect (25:03)
  • Engaging associates (27:41)
  • When people can’t get on board (31:49)
  • The role of leadership (34:45)

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