Mark DeJong

David Munch: (EP 111) Traditional models of improvement won’t get us there; we need LEAN.

In this episode, Dr. David Munch, Senior Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for Healthcare Performance Partners (HPP), talks about how he got started as a lean consultant and his early experiences. He talked about and addressed the four steps of process improvement: discovery, design, deployment, and sustainment. He defines leadership and management and why…

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Alex Kurm: (EP 110) The foundation of lean culture is behavior.

In this episode, Alex Kurm discusses his 20 years of lean experience in a variety of sectors, including nuclear engineering, food manufacturing, logistics, banking, pharmaceuticals, and lastly as a lean consultant and he shares his different types of practices in different businesses. He discussed the behavioral strategies that enable sustainability and are a component of…

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Kyle Kumpf: (EP 109) Lean Implementation in the Banking Industry!

In this episode, Kyle Kumpf, A Lean Process Manager who spent 12 years implementing lean in several sectors, including the past seven years in the financial services business, discusses his experience and lessons learned. He spoke on why he wants to employ process improvement to alleviate human suffering. Kyle’s favorite book is “The Toyota Engagement…

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Oscar Roche, Stephen Parry, Mike Osterling: (EP 108) Lean is developing people who can solve problems and make improvements daily.

In this episode, Oscar Roche, Director of Training Within Industry Institute and has been practicing TWI and Lean for over a decade; Stephen Parry, award-winning transformation leader, strategist, and author;  Mike Osterling, the author of two books and a 20-year leader in Lean transformations in manufacturing, distribution, energy, financial services, and healthcare discuss about lean…

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Ed Surber: (EP 107) Put pressure on the problem, Not on the people.

In this episode, Ed Surber, the founder of World Class Factory who has the experience of working with many people from various industries to help improve their bottom line through Process Improvement and People Development shares his versatile career journey from the beginning. We spoke about how wrench time and process standardization lead to improvements….

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James La Trobe Bateman: (EP 106) People want to work on things they believe are important and to feel appreciated for doing so.

In this episode, With over 45 years of work experience, James La Trobe Bateman, Founder & CEO ReModel International, discusses employee satisfaction and how their contribution links to any purpose and how they may see the impact of that effort. He talked about how teams, companies, and management operate and how to break it down…

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Felipe Oliveira: (EP 105) How can we apply lean in a digital environment?

In this episode, Felipe Oliveira, An Agile Expert and founder of the training company Mindset Ágil talks about the difference between traditional lean and lean in digital perspective. We spoke about how crucial it is to comprehend the PDCA cycle in order to improve any processes, products, and understand what customers want in a digital…

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Hugh Alley, Jason Haines and Adam Lawrence: (EP 104) The state of Lean Manufacturing in 2022.

In this episode, Hugh Alley, who has 25 years of experience in Lean, including 20 years as a frontline leader; Jason M. Haines, who has 20 years of experience in manufacturing, including the last three years as an industrial solution consultant; and Adam Lawrence, who has over 30 years of expertise in process improvement activities…

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Jim Huntzinger: (EP 103) Lean accounting- what it is and why it’s different from traditional accounting?

In this episode, Jim Huntzinger, the founder of Lean Frontiers and a former production engineer for Toyota, discusses the differences between historical accounting and lean accounting as well as some of the shortcomings of historical. We discussed a variety of Lean subjects, TWI, or Training Within Industry, and leadership came up in our conversation. Jim’s…

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David Larsen: (EP 102) Transitioning from the manufacturing floor to that trusted internal consultant role.

In this episode, David Larsen, a certified and experienced project management professional who works for the human resources department as a lean six Sigma blaster black belt, talks about his path from the beginning. He spoke on the importance of creating relationships and treating people with respect, as well as how he is working as…

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