GA 262 | The Next Generation of Lean with Tyler Athey

This week’s guest is Tyler Athey. Tyler is at the beginning of his career but has accomplished a lot in just a few years. Ron and Tyler touched on a lot of different aspects of lean, including kanban systems, flow, culture, and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Two quotes that inspire Tyler (2:22)
  • Tyler’s background and his start in lean (3:50)
  • His experience using kanban (8:09)
  • One of Ron’s anecdotes about the waste of motion (11:50)
  • Running out of parts (12:44)
  • Advice he would give his younger self (14:28)
  • Finding the right balance (17:03)
  • Focusing on learning faster (24:04)
  • Ron’s advice on batching, flow, and machinery (31:35)
  • Ron’s advice on final assembly cells (36:37)
  • The millennial take on the lean movement (44:05)

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Looking back on the very beginning of your lean journey…what advice would you give your younger self?