Mark DeJong

Jon Baker (EP 05): Can you go from command and control to a Lean culture?

In this episode Jon Baker talks about engaging front line workers, to have them quickly identify waste and remove it from the process, increasing employee satisfaction and driving out costs. He talks through the challenges of walking into a command and control culture and how  he has seen those companies move toward an engaged Lean…

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Amanda Zimmerman (EP 04): is Lean for all industries?

In this episode Amanda brings us on her Lean journey from the oil fields to the Antarctic.   She walks us through getting  engagement, meeting goals and objectives and the importance of small wins and momentum.  Her fresh look at how to address business issues will have you looking at your processes. From how to rank…

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James La Trobe Bateman (EP 03): Are you teaching Lean tools? or coaching a Lean culture?

In this episode James La Trobe Bateman shares a fascinating introduction to Lean thinking as he started his work life with a product that has a short shelf life, that was naturally pulled by the customer and could not be inventoried.  He shares his take on response time, costs, and the customer’s view of value,…

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Joseph Fryer (EP 02): Culture, conflicts, mentorship, and getting thrown into the deep end!

In this episode, Joseph Fryer talks through culture, conflicts, mentorship, and getting thrown into the deep end, and making the best of every opportunity while you have the time and the license.  If you are enjoying the show please subscribe and share with others.  Joseph’s favorite book is “Good to Great by Jim Collins “,…

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Marcel Staats (EP 01): Lean leads to increased sales

In this episode Marcel Staats walks us through his Lean journey and shows us how focusing on customer value and removing waste can increase sales as it did in one of his projects. Marcel Staats, currently living in Brazil but moving to Canada in a few months.  He is a Metallurgical engineer, scrum master and…

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