Category: Toyota

Total 105 Posts

GA 423 | Lean and Human-Centered Design with Michael Parent

This week’s guest is Michael Parent. Ron and Michael discussed human-centered design and how it intersects with lean. Michael also talked about his book, The Lean Innovation Cycle.  An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  The quote that inspires Michael

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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 410 | Are You Winning or Losing? with Max Krug and Pavel Kuviarzin

This week’s guests are Max Krug and Pavel Kuviarzin. Part Two of a recent episode, Max and Pavel discuss everything from root cause analysis and problem-solving, to sustaining success. They also stressed the importance of visual management. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In

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GA 409 | Continuous Improvement at Douglas Dynamics with Shannan Vlieger

This week’s guest is Shannan Vlieger. Ron and Shannan talked all about Douglas Dynamics and their management system, DDMS. Shannan explained the five levers of DDMS and why they’re important. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you’ll learn:  Shannan’s favorite quote

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GA 392 | Using Lean on a Horse Farm with John Knotts

This week’s guest is John Knotts. John is our newest Gemba Academy employee, and he shed some light on engagement and change readiness. John also owns a horse farm, and he explained how lean applies to that environment. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

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GA 391 | Discovering the Power of Toyota Kata with Ron Pereira & Friends

This week we’re sharing a few different audio clips on the power and benefits of Toyota Kata. The videos they come from will be available to view on our website without a subscription, so be sure to check them out. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for

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GA 386 | Navigating Your Journey to Success with Michelle Pereira

This week’s guest is Michelle Pereira. Michelle, who is Ron’s sister, is a VP at Habitat for Humanity Manitoba. She and Ron discussed her journey to success and the non-profit world in general. They also discussed what Ron was like growing up! An MP3 audio version of this episode is

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GA 379 | Leading vs. Lagging Indicators with Tracey and Ernie Richardson

This week’s guests are Tracey and Ernie Richardson. Tracey and Ernie broke down leading and lagging indicators, balancing the two, and some examples of both. They also explained the role standards play in navigating these indicators. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this

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GA 371 | Adopting a Learning-Based Approach to Lean with Scott Keenan

This week’s guest is Scott Keenan. Scott described his continuous improvement journey, and the work he’s been doing with Alan Wire. Ron and Scott also discussed our Toyota Kata course, and Alan Wire’s experience with Kata in the Classroom. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download

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GA 370 | Improving Quality of Life with Lean with Rick Foreman

This week’s guest is Rick Foreman. Ron and Rick covered a lot of ground, including Federal Heath’s lean journey, and creating a strong culture of continuous improvement. Rick also gave some advice on “selling” others on the power of lean. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for

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