Category: Toyota

Total 73 Posts

GA 270 | The Simplicity of Lean with Philip Holt

This week’s guest is Philip Holt. Philip discussed the books he’s written, the concept of “mosquito leadership,” and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires Philip (2:17) Philip’s background (3:31) Philip’s favorite Jon Miller story

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GA 269 | Establishing a Standard Behavior with Skip Steward

This week’s guest is Skip Steward. Ron and Skip had a long conversation all about healthcare and the transformative powers of TWI, Toyota Kata, and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The two quotes that inspire Skip (3:31)

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GA 265 | Finding Your Best Way with William Harvey

This week’s guest is Dr. William Harvey. William and Ron discussed William’s research on Toyota Kata, including his process and what he learned from other lean thinkers. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  How William first learned about lean

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GA 264 | Repeating the Process of Learning with Dr. Jeffrey Liker

This week we’re sharing an incredible keynote by Dr. Jeffrey Liker that he gave at KataCon5 earlier this year. Dr. Liker shared a wealth of information regarding his background, his lean journey, and the lessons he’s learned along the way. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for

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GA 262 | The Next Generation of Lean with Tyler Athey

This week’s guest is Tyler Athey. Tyler is at the beginning of his career but has accomplished a lot in just a few years. Ron and Tyler touched on a lot of different aspects of lean, including kanban systems, flow, culture, and more. An MP3 audio version of this episode

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GA 260 | The Secret to Excellence with Oscar Roche

This week’s guest is Oscar Roche, Director of the TWI Institute in Australia & New Zealand. Ron and Oscar discussed the humanity of lean, the components of TWI, and more.  An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: The quote that made

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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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