Episodes

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Jamie Parker, Paul Critchley: (EP 101) Why are we running a lean podcast?

Jamie Parker, the founder of Process + Results and host of the Lean Leadership For Ops Managers Podcast, and Paul Critchley, President of New England Lean Consulting, join us...

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Tristan Kromer: (EP 100) Using Innovation to Overcome Obstacles and Disrupt Your Industry

In this episode, Tristan Kromer, the Founder of Kromatic, talks about his path from musician to marketing executive, startup coach, and innovation adviser for large multinational organizations by bringing...

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Sabrina Moon: (EP 99) Moving towards excellence.

In this episode, Sabrina Moon, founder and CEO of the Problem Solving Institute and a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, based upon the research by Dr. Brené Brown talks...

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Nigel Thurlow: (EP 98) Agility focuses more on delivering the right thing as quickly as possible when we look at the lean world.

In this episode, Nigel Thurlow, a leading expert on Lean and Agile approaches, Forbes top 10 noted author for his work as co-author of the book on The Flow...

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Harry Moser: (EP 97) What is reshoring? Let’s learn it.

In this episode, Harry Moser, president of the Reshoring Initiative, who has over 55 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, including 25 years as president of GF AgieCharmille...

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Geoff Woods: (EP 96) “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

In this episode, Geoff Woods, Co-Founder & President of ProduKtive – A training company and community based on The ONE Thing, discusses how he became acquainted with ‘The One Thing.’...

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Moeed Ahmad: (EP 95) Have you incorporated Lean concepts into your HR policy?

In this episode, Moeed Ahmad, an HR Consultant and HR Process Optimizer, a Future Focused HR Consultant and Unconventional Solution Finder, and Digital E-Learning specialist, discusses his childhood and experiences...

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Paul Deane, Jake Harrell, Alex Kurm: (EP 94) What did you learn from 2021, and what plans do you have for 2022?

In this episode, Paul Deane, who has over 25 years of expertise in lean, Jake Harrell, author of ‘Chasing Excellence,’ and Alex Kurm, who has 20 years of experience...

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Audie Penn: (EP 93) Leadership is all about influence. It’s not about coercion.

In this episode, Audie Penn, owner of Audie Penn CONSULTING who has been consulting for over 30 years and delivering various services to multiple Fortune 50 companies in various sectors...

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Sathish Kumar Rangaswamy: (EP 92) Lean is not your KPI, it’s a tool for tackling your KPI.

In this episode, Sathish Kumar Rangaswamy, 13 years of practicing lean in numerous sectors and production streams, discusses his lean experience from start to finish. He explained why he...

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Richard Sheridan: (EP 91) From kid programmer in 1971 to Forbes cover story in 2003

In this episode, Richard Sheridan, Entrepreneur, author, CEO, Chief Storyteller, and co-founder of Menlo Innovations, discusses the software equation of lean. He highlighted how systems with short communication and...

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Paul Akers: (EP 90) Lean is not about speed, it’s about quality. Speed is the byproduct of pursuing quality.

In this episode, Paul Akers, Founder, and President of FastCap, which began in Paul’s garage in 1997, author of five books, speaker, Lean maniac, two-time ironman, and instrument-rated pilot,...

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Param Tripathi: (EP 89) Doing lean versus trying to be lean as part of who you are as an organization

In this episode, Param Tripathi, a learner of lean with 7 years of exposure to continuous improvement in healthcare, regulatory, and foodservice fields talks about things he learned in...

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Mitch Cahn: (EP 88) If adding value to customers is not your goal, you will be wasting your time.

In this episode, Mitch Cahn, president of Unionwear, a manufacturer of hats, bags, and apparel discusses the process of introducing lean in their plant and how Lean methodologies have...

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Danny Bradford: (EP 87) What is the significance of system integration?

In this episode, Danny Bradford, a lean, systems integration, and continuous improvement specialist with 30 years of experience discuss three degrees of integration and the benefits of integration. We...

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Christoph Roser: (EP 86) Solutions versus Scapegoat

In this episode, Christoph Roser, a lean expert and lean manufacturing specialist with 5 years of experience working for Toyota, discusses his learning and experience in the Japanese automaker...

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Bob Emiliani: (EP 85) Why do most leaders resist, reject, and ignore progressive management, and why do they remain committed to classical management?

In this episode, Professor Bob Emiliani, engineer, researcher, executive coach and, author or co-author of 22 books talks about his lean journey and change in management over the last...

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Aaron Davidson: (EP 84) Lean in Hospitality.

In this episode, Aaron Davidson, a business process improvement professional with expertise in analyzing, developing, and implementing organizational process enhancements to deliver world-class guest experiences talks about how he...

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Paul DeChant: (EP 83) Lean is the perfect antidote to burnout.

In this episode, Paul DeChant, an experienced physician executive with more than 25 years of clinical and management experience in all aspects of medical group leadership, including quality improvement,...

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Jamie Flinchbaugh: (EP 82) Organizations that focus on tools vs organizations that focus on people.

In this episode, Jamie Flinchbaugh, an accomplished Entrepreneur, Consultant, and co-author of ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Lean: Lessons from the Road,’ with 30 years of learning-oriented experience spanning a...

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