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GA 291 | Understanding Your Suppliers with Denise Meredith

By Jessica Bush Updated on October 31st, 2019

This week’s guest is Denise Meredith. Ron and Denise discussed everything from working with suppliers, to casket manufacturing, to automation. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The quote that inspires Denise (2:34)
  • How Denise was introduced to continuous improvement (3:12)
  • What makes people good at continuous improvement (4:56)
  • Denise’s work with suppliers (8:44)
  • Meeting resistance (13:22)
  • An anecdote about caskets (16:38)
  • The impact of automation and the challenges involved (20:49)
  • Why TPM will become even more important (24:09)
  • Denise’s advice for those new to lean (24:53)

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What Do You Think?

Have you worked with a supplier before? What did you learn?

  1. Janet Munyao

    November 29, 2019 - 9:59 pm

    It was first podcast and it was an eye opener as I’m looking for an interesting place that I can work and have fun.

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