GA 329 | Gathering Lean Stories with Dewey Mauldin

This week’s guest is Dewey Mauldin. Dewey, who works for Daimler Trucks, shared some of the experiences that have stuck with him over the years. Dewey specifically touches on takt time, purchase processes, and more. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The quotes that inspire Dewey (3:12)
  • A disclaimer (6:35)
  • Dewey’s background (7:01)
  • The process of gathering stories (11:26)
  • What a Daimler plant looks like when it’s running smoothly (12:29)
  • Implementing takt time (14:24)
  • A situation with a plant manager (21:03)
  • How long the transition took (27:15)
  • Balancing tools and people (28:45)
  • The purchase rec process (30:31)
  • His experience with his first Toyota consultant (35:02)
  • Dewey’s advice for anyone looking to take things to the next level (41:13)

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