Category: Lean Office

Total 165 Posts

GA 237 | How to Incorporate and Leverage Sustainability with Brion Hurley

This week’s guest is Brion Hurley. A Lean and Six Sigma consultant with a true passion for sustainability, Brion shared some advice on the “Triple Bottom Line,” going paperless, and more. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: The quote that

Continue Reading

GA 234 | How to Apply Lean to Transportation with Gary Vansuch, Michelle Malloy, and Geneva Hooten

This week’s guests are Gary Vansuch, Michelle Malloy, and Geneva Hooten of the Colorado Department of Transportation. Together they shared how their Process Improvement program came to be, how it has changed, and some of the challenges they’ve faced. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

Continue Reading

GA 227 | How to Leverage Lean in Banking with Danny Conroy and Daniel Lichty

This week’s guests are Danny Conroy and Daniel Lichty. Danny and Daniel explained how they use lean in banking, specifically to improve the mortgage process. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Their backgrounds (2:20) Their favorite quotes (3:56) What lean

Continue Reading

GA 223 | How to Apply Lean to the Government with Justin Kenney

This week’s guest is Justin Kenney. Justin, who works for the state of Vermont, explained how he and his team leverage continuous improvement at the government level. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Justin’s background (2:15) The quote that inspires

Continue Reading

Set Full Sail

  Getting started with lean in an existing organization is a challenge on many levels.  Often some of the most important steps in a lean journey are not recognized. A common place people think they start is with 5S.  It’s an excellent way to begin improvement practices and daily routines

Continue Reading

GA 219 | How to Adopt the Best Mindset for Lean with Kyle Kumpf

This week’s guest is Kyle Kumpf. Kyle walked us through his lean journey thus far, explaining why it’s important to be critical on processes and not people. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Kyle’s background (3:08) How Kyle would define

Continue Reading

GA 217 | How Gemba Academy Practices Lean with Leslie Moles and Jennifer Scott

This week’s guests are our own Leslie Moles and Jennifer Scott. Leslie and Jennifer shared what it’s like  practicing lean at Gemba Academy, specifically how we leverage Toyota Kata. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Their roles at Gemba Academy

Continue Reading

Instructions Aren’t Enough

During a recent airline emergency, cabin pressure was lost and the oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling.  Passengers donned the masks, but not quite as instructed. Mobile phone videos of the incident showed many passengers wearing the masks over their mouths, leaving their noses exposed to the thin air.  Breathing

Continue Reading