GA 370 | Improving Quality of Life with Lean with Rick Foreman

This week’s guest is Rick Foreman. Ron and Rick covered a lot of ground, including Federal Heath’s lean journey, and creating a strong culture of continuous improvement. Rick also gave some advice on “selling” others on the power of lean. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The quote that inspires Rick (4:01)
  • About our Kaizen Way course (4:42)
  • Rick’s background (6:56)
  • About Federal Heath (8:47)
  • Federal Heath’s lean journey (10:59)
  • Their book club (15:53)
  • The keys to achieving and sustaining culture (18:35)
  • Identifying a strong culture of continuous improvement (23:15)
  • A “sales pitch” on lean (26:04)
  • What to do when your leadership is not bought into lean (35:06)
  • Some of the challenges Federal Heath faces (49:27)
  • Rick’s final words of wisdom (55:24)

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2 Comments

  1. Richard Shade

    May 6, 2021 - 10:05 pm
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    Rick Forman lives Lean and as I can say first hand he pours into every level of the company. Great teacher and mentor.

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