Category: Lean Manufacturing

Total 336 Posts

GA 258 | Creating a Common Meaning with Billy Taylor

This week’s guest is Billy Taylor. Billy is a Senior Operations Executive at Goodyear and is known worldwide for his work in operational excellence. Also famous for his storytelling abilities, Billy shared some truly powerful anecdotes with us. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In

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GA 257 | Sharing the Power of Lean with Bill Kraus

This week’s guest is Bill Kraus. Recorded live at KataCon5, Bill and Ron talked all about Bill’s impressive background and what he’s learned about kata, leadership, and scientific thinking. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: The quote that inspires Bill

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GA 256 | Reflecting on a Career in Continuous Improvement with Jon Miller

This episode is Part 2 of last week’s conversation with GA Co-Founder Jon Miller. Jon discussed his career thus far, sharing some of the valuable lessons he’s learned along the way. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Jon’s early days

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GA 252 | Standard Work in the Office with Steve Ansuini

This week’s guest is Steve Ansuini. Steve discussed his time at Toyota, including how he implemented Standard Work and Job Instruction Breakdowns in the office. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: A quote that inspires Steve (1:51) Steve’s background (2:34)

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GA 250 | Using Process Behavior Charts with Mark Graban

This week’s guest is Mark Graban. This is Mark’s sixth episode with us, and this time he discussed his new book, Measures of Success, as well as how Process Behavior Charts can be used in different contexts. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode

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GA 249 | Lean in Thailand, China, and India with John Chacon

This week’s guest is John Chacon. Ron and John discussed John’s career, specifically his experiences practicing lean in different parts of Asia. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: John’s favorite quote (2:38) John’s background (3:45) What John has been up

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GA 246 | How to Admit When You’re Struggling with Gary Peterson

This week’s guest is Gary Peterson. Gary talked about his company O.C. Tanner’s lean journey, and shared some vulnerable anecdotes about failure, asking for help, and owning up to your mistakes.  An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: The quote that

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GA 242 | How to Leverage Different Lean Experiences with Katie Anderson

This week we have another episode from AME San Diego. Our guest is Katie Anderson, who told us all about the AME Consortia program, her Japan Lean Study trips, and more.  An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: One of Katie’s

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