Category: Book Review

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GA 423 | Lean and Human-Centered Design with Michael Parent

This week’s guest is Michael Parent. Ron and Michael discussed human-centered design and how it intersects with lean. Michael also talked about his book, The Lean Innovation Cycle.  An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires Michael

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GA 417 | Steel Toes and Stilettos with Kathy Miller and Shannon Karels

This week’s guests are Kathy Miller and Shannon Karels. They shared what it’s like being women in manufacturing, their experiences leading lean transformations, and the inspiration behind their book Steel Toes and Stilettos. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: 

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GA 409 | Continuous Improvement at Douglas Dynamics with Shannan Vlieger

This week’s guest is Shannan Vlieger. Ron and Shannan talked all about Douglas Dynamics and their management system, DDMS. Shannan explained the five levers of DDMS and why they’re important. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  Shannan’s favorite quote

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GA 405 | Elevating Constraints with Max Krug and Pavel Kuviarzin

This week’s guests are Max Krug and Pavel Kuviarzin. Max and Pavel gave us their take on the relationship between lean, processes, and The Theory of Constraints. They also touched on the dangers of falling too far into one particular CI “camp.” An MP3 audio version of this episode is available

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GA 399 | Practicing Lean Accounting with Mike De Luca and Nick Katko

This week’s guests are Mike De Luca and Nick Katko. Together with Ron they discussed the concept of lean accounting, and what its advantages are over traditional cost accounting. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  Mike’s favorite quote (4:16)

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GA 398 | Lean Storytelling Part Two with Adam Lawrence

This week’s guest is Adam Lawrence. Adam is back this week to tell a few more inspiring lean stories we didn’t get to last time. Be sure to check out Episode 393 for Part One! An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode

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GA 393 | Lean Storytelling with Adam Lawrence

This week’s guest is Adam Lawrence. We’ve had Adam on the show a few times before and have come to love his engaging and thought-provoking stories. This week Adam shared several different ones, each with a different message. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

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GA 392 | Using Lean on a Horse Farm with John Knotts

This week’s guest is John Knotts. John is our newest Gemba Academy employee, and he shed some light on engagement and change readiness. John also owns a horse farm, and he explained how lean applies to that environment. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

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GA 390 | Exploring and Using VAVE with Valorie Hendrix

This week’s guest is Valorie Hendrix. Valorie told us all about VAVE, what it stands for, and what its benefits are. Valorie also explained how VAVE can be applied in less traditional lean settings, not just manufacturing. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In

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