Category: Manufacturing

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GA 425 | Lean and Racing with Beau Briggs

This week’s guest is Beau Briggs. Beau described his racing career and his family business, and how lean has been a part of both journeys. This is a particularly unique episode you won’t want to miss. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this

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GA 420 | The Benefits of Gratitude with Rick Foreman

This week’s guest is Rick Foreman. Ron and Rick talked all about the importance of gratitude, both in professional and personal contexts. Listen and learn how being grateful can improve your health and overall happiness. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode

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Engaging Partners and Suppliers on Your CI Journey

In my first blog on the subject of Continuous Improvement, I highlighted the proverb, “many hands, make light work.”  The concept of a culture of continuous improvement is to orient everyone in the organization toward one common goal — Operational Excellence. You may have also heard of the psychology term,

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GA 419 | Lean in Venture Capital with Bryan Bauw

This week’s guest is Bryan Bauw. Bryan explained how he uses lean and continuous improvement in his role at a startup venture capital firm. Ron and Bryan also explored what we could learn from the world of venture capital. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download

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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 416 | JELD-WEN’s Lean Journey with Gregg Miner

This week’s guest is Gregg Miner. Ron asked Gregg about his personal lean journey and JELD-WEN’s lean journey. Gregg also shared some great advice on goal setting. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote Gregg likes (3:10) Gregg’s

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GA 413 | Understanding the Constraint with Hezi Korn

This week’s guest is Hezi Korn. Ron and Hezi discussed TOC and how to identify and evaluate your constraints before automating anything. They also touched on some other important lean tools. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote

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GA 412 | Lean and Design with Andy Switky

This week’s guest is Andy Switky. Ron and Andy discussed lean thinking versus design thinking, and what the two worlds could learn from each other. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quotes Andy likes (1:47) Andy’s background and

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GA 411 | Practicing Lean in High School with David Tuttle

This week’s guest is David Tuttle. David is the head of Precision Machining Technology at Platt Technical High School, and he explained how the program works and how it can be life-changing for students. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll

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