Category: Manufacturing

Total 220 Posts

GA 289 | Combining TWI and Process Behavior Analysis with Panos Efsta

This week’s guest is Panos Efsta. Ron and Panos discussed how TWI and process behavior analysis can be integrated to create a powerful, holistic approach to continuous improvement. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires Panos

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GA 288 | Adapting to Industry 4.0 with Luke Mullins

This week’s guest is Luke Mullins. Ron and Luke discussed the concept of Industry 4.0, including the challenges both current and future leaders may face as lean evolves. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires Luke

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GA 286 | Lean and Robotic Process Automation with Saif Arshad

This week’s guest is Saif Arshad. Saif works for S&P Global, and he shared how they use lean thinking to improve their processes. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires Saif (2:15) Saif’s work with S&P

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GA 283 | Leveraging the Spirit of Learning with Ryan McCall

This week’s guest is Ryan McCall. Ryan shared some of what he’s learned so far on his lean journey and got Ron to weigh in on some of the interpersonal issues that can arise when experimenting with new lean approaches. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for

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GA 280 | The Values and Principles of Agile with Samuel Parra

This week’s guest is Samuel Parra. Ron and Samuel delved into all things Agile, including how it overlaps with lean. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires Samuel (2:55) How Samuel got into continuous improvement (4:37)

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GA 275 | Leading vs. Serving with Sarah Tilkens

This week’s guest is Sarah Tilkens. A Lean Manufacturing Leader at GE Healthcare, Sarah and Ron discussed the differences between mentoring, coaching, leading, and serving. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires Sarah (1:53) Sarah’s background

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GA 274 | Retiring from a Lean Career with George Saiz

This week’s guest is George Saiz. George walked Ron through his career and the observations he’s made over the years, including during his time as President of AME. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The sports quote that inspires

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GA 272 | The Role of Lean in Empowering People with Disabilities with Brent Weichers

This week’s guest is Brent Weichers of The Lighthouse for the Blind, a non-profit that employs people who are blind, DeafBlind, and blind with other disabilities. He explained the inner workings of this unique organization, and how lean factors in. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for

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GA 271 | Scientific Thinking as a Lifestyle with Panos Efsta

This week’s guest is Panos Efsta. Ron and Panos discussed the value of scientific thinking, confirmation bias, and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  A quote that inspires Panos (1:46) Panos’s background (2:30) About Seeing to Understand (4:37) What

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