Episodes

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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Jake Harrell: (EP 81) How do you create a thriving community with a culture that is constantly striving to improve?

In this episode, Jake Harrell – The Funniest Lean Guy, Author of ‘Chasing Excellence’, and LinkedIn meme superstar discuss how he got into lean in the beginning, where he...

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Bob Rush: (EP 80) There are no experts in lean; only those who have spent more time doing it.

In this episode, Bob Rush, who has more than 40 years of manufacturing expertise and more than 30 years of management and lean techniques experience in sectors ranging from...

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Deondra Wardelle: (EP 79) The importance of a productive environment.

In this episode, Deondra Wardelle, a leader, organizer, corporate trainer, licensed health coach, problem solver, motivational speaker, and continuous improvement professional with 20 years of experience in lean talks...

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Mike De Luca & Nick Katko: (EP 78) Accounting vs. Lean Accounting

In this episode, “Practicing Lean Accounting” Authors: Mike De Luca, Principal and Owner of Torre Consulting, and Nick Katko, President and Owner of BMA, discuss the importance of lean...

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Clare DiFrisco: (EP 77) Let’s Learn Lean and Culture……

In this episode, Clare DiFrisco, Founder of Cannsult Inc. and a continuous improvement expert with over 20 years of experience, discusses improvements in People, Process, and Performance. We spoke...

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Crystal Davis: (EP 76) A burning platform is the greatest motivator to practice lean.

In this episode, With over 20 years of Lean expertise in the automotive, beverage, and supply chain sectors, Crystal Davis, Founder, CEO, and Principal Lean Practitioner of The Lean...

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Thomas Frase: (EP 75) Reduce defects to reduce rework and reduce waste.

In this episode, Thomas Frase, an ASQ certified lean Six Sigma black belt with over 20 years of process improvement and change management experience, talks about his practice of...

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Paul Deane: (EP 74) Dogmatic or pragmatic? Which one are you?

In this episode, Paul Deane, a continuous improvement and innovative condition improvement practitioner with over 25 years of experience, discusses how he became engaged with continuous improvement and lean,...

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Mohit Gupta: (EP 73) How digital influences lean and how lean affects digital

In this episode, Mohit Gupta, author of “Lean On,” has eight years of experience implementing continuous improvement in a range of industries, from startups to nonprofits. He highlighted his...

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Elisabeth Swan: (EP 72) Value is created by asking good questions

In this episode, Elisabeth Swan is the co-author of The Problem-Solver’s Toolkit and the co-founder of the Just-In-Time Café, a consulting business concentrating on operational excellence and cultural transformation....

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Tracy Defoe: (EP 71) Why are you doing what you’re doing?

In this episode, Tracy Defoe, President, and Chief Education Organizer at The Learning factor Inc. with 10 years of experience in lean talks about how she got involved with...

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Joseph A. DeFeo: (EP 70) Quality vs. Lean

In this episode, Joe DeFeo, Chairman of Juran, discusses the importance of quality in design. He emphasized the distinction between what the consumer wants and what they require. Joe demonstrated...

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Keith Ingels: (EP 69) How to be super engaged with Lean?

In this episode, Keith Ingels, Raymond Lean Management manager of solutions with over twenty years of experience in the Toyota Material Handling network, on how to engage employees and communicate...

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