Category: Toyota

Total 93 Posts

GA 357 | Revisiting The Toyota Way with Jeff Liker

This week’s guest is Dr. Jeffrey Liker. Jeff explained why he released a second edition of his bestselling book, The Toyota Way. Jeff and Ron also discussed scientific thinking and its relationship to other lean tools like 5S, Hoshin Kanri, and more. A MP3 audio version of this episode is

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GA 354 | Avoiding the Continuous Appearance Trap with Patrick Adams

This week’s guest is Patrick Adams. Patrick recently released a new book all about the concept of “continuous appearance.” He explained what it can mean for your organization and its culture, and how it can be prevented. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In

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GA 350 | Emphasizing the Process with Cristian Goyzueta

This week’s guest is Cristian Goyzueta. Cristian is relatively new to continuous improvement but had a wealth of knowledge to share. Cristian and Ron covered quite a few different topics, ranging from ISO to visual management and more.  A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

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GA 346 | Navigating the Gemba with Jay Hodge

This week’s guest is Jay Hodge. Ron and Jay discussed the confusion around the word gemba and how gemba relates to kaizen. Jay has worked at GM, Toyota, and Caterpillar, to name a few, so he shared what it’s like to make these transitions. A MP3 audio version of this

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GA 345 | Hearing for the First Time with Adam Alamade

This week’s guest is Adam Alamade. Adam works for a cochlear implant manufacturer and he described how they use continuous improvement. He and Ron also discussed dealing with resistance, owning problems, developing habits, and more. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode

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GA 339 | Applying Lean and Six Sigma to Human Resources with Michael Parent

This week’s guest is Michael Parent. Ron and Michael discussed the role of continuous improvement in HR and the challenges Michael faces. Michael also shared his take on applying these principles in untraditional contexts. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll

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GA 332 | Lean, Fashion Photography, and E-Commerce with Adam Murfin

This week’s guest is Adam Murfin. Adam described how he uses lean in fashion photography, including the pre and post-production stages. This episode is a great example of how versatile and universal lean really is. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode

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GA 331 | Leading and Learning at Toyota with Katie Anderson

This week’s guest is Katie Anderson. Ron and Katie discussed Katie’s new book, the roles of a leader,  joy versus happiness, and much more. Katie also shared some special stories about esteemed Toyota leaders like Isao Yoshino and John Shook. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for

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GA 329 | Gathering Lean Stories with Dewey Mauldin

This week’s guest is Dewey Mauldin. Dewey, who works for Daimler Trucks, shared some of the experiences that have stuck with him over the years. Dewey specifically touches on takt time, purchase processes, and more. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode

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Respect for Humanity: To Be Lean or Not to Be, That Is the Question

The following article was written for Gemba Academy by Mohamed Saleh, PhD Many of us grew up admiring figures like Gandhi, King Arthur, Michael Jordan, figures of faith, and our own parents for how they inspired us. They gathered followers for their integrity, intellect, courage, vision, and inspirational leadership qualities.

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