GA 247 | Using Lean in the U.S. Air Force with Greg Butler

This week’s guest is Senior Master Sergeant Greg Butler. Greg shared how he and his team use lean in the U.S. Air Force, some of the barriers to success he’s observed, and countermeasures you can use. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Quotes that inspire Greg (2:20)
  • Greg’s background (4:58)
  • Lean in the Air Force (8:52)
  • What the day-to-day looks like (10:38)
  • Barriers to CI success (12:42)
  • The solutions (13:53)
  • Why things slide backwards (15:37)
  • Finding the balance when it comes to metrics (18:17)
  • The maintenance styles (20:13)
  • The most important component of CI success (22:34)
  • How CI has impacted Greg personally (23:47)
  • Greg’s advice for service men and women starting out (25:14)
  • What Greg is most proud of (27:05)
  • Greg’s book recommendations (27:52)
  • Greg’s final words of wisdom (31:49)

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