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GA 308 | Lessons Learned at Toyota with Andy Reith

By Jessica Bush Updated on February 26th, 2020

This week’s guest is Andy Reith. Ron and Andy discussed working at Toyota, the challenges small businesses face, and more. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The quote that inspires Andy (2:32)
  • Andy’s background (3:18)
  • What Andy learned from working at Toyota (5:16)
  • What Respect for People means to Andy (6:56)
  • How Andy learned some of the lean tools (8:38)
  • What Andy is up to these days (10:15)
  • The challenges small businesses face (11:14)
  • About Origin Maine (12:33)
  • Some of the improvements Andy has seen (15:25)
  • Andy’s observations on strategy at small manufacturers (18:49)
  • About his own andon system (24:07)
  • Andy’s advice (27:24)

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