Category: Toyota

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GA 244 | How to Teach Kata in the Classroom with Mike Rother

This week’s guest is Mike Rother. Mike actually interviewed Ron for this episode, and the two of them discussed scientific thinking and Ron’s experience facilitating a kata workshop for kids. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: About kata in the

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GA 243 | How to Strive to Thrive with Michael Lombard

This week’s guest is Michael Lombard. Michael and Ron discussed Michael’s career thus far, specifically his work in healthcare and his use of kata. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: What Michael has been up to (4:22) Michael’s healthcare journey

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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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GA 238 | How to Change Your Culture with Toyota Kata with Emiel van Est

This week’s guest is Emiel van Est. Ron and Emiel discussed the vital role that culture plays in continuous improvement, and how methodologies like Toyota Kata can help sustain your success. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: One of Emiel’s

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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

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GA 235 | How to Embody the Spirit of Toyota with Jess Orr

This week’s guest is former Toyota employee Jess Orr. Jess reflected on her time there by sharing their “10 Attitudes” with us, which really capture the overall spirit of Toyota. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Jess’s background (2:53) One

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GA 233 | How to Develop a Strong Lean Culture with Raye Wentworth

This week we’re sharing another powerful keynote from the 2018 Lean Systems Summit, this time by Raye Wentworth. Raye has been with New Balance for 34 years, and she shared how the company has developed their lean culture. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In

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GA 226 | How to Practice Lean in the UAE with Dan Whittaker

This week’s guest is Dan Whittaker. Dan shared some interesting stories from his time working in Formula 1, and explained what it’s like applying lean in the United Arab Emirates. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Dan’s background (3:05) The

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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

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GA 221 | How to Think Scientifically with Stephen Derksen

This week’s guest is Stephen Derksen. Ron and Stephen discussed Toyota Kata and learning how to think in a scientific manner. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn: Stephen’s background (2:44) About Barkman Concrete (5:03) Lean in Canada (5:39) Barkman’s CI

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