Episodes

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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Audie Penn: (EP 68) Why do lean implementations fail at the rate that they do?

In this episode, Audie Penn, Managing Partner at Faro Partners, board advisor, executive consultant, and certified lean practitioner with 33 years of practicing lean in a variety of industries ranging...

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Andrew Lingel: (EP 67) Solving Problems vs Applying Lean Tools to Your Business

In this episode, Andrew Lingel, President of United Plastic Fabricating, discusses his ten years of expertise in Lean and Six Sigma and how he used Knowledge, Grit, and Passion to...

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Jim Benson: (EP 66) Productivity versus Effectiveness

In this episode, Jim Benson, CEO of Modus Cooperandi and a Shingo Research Award-winning author who has spent over 20 years implementing lean in a variety of industries, discusses effectiveness...

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Michael Bremer: (EP 65) Leadership has a responsibility to create an environment where people can do the best possible work

In this episode, Shingo Award-winning author Michael Bremer, a blogger, author, and Ex-President of the Cumberland Group and AME volunteer with over 40 years of experience in a variety of...

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Deborah McGee: (EP 64) The joy of working shoulder to shoulder facing challenges on the shop floor.

In this episode, Deborah McGee, Moog Industrial’s Lean Leader, discusses how she prioritizes relationships over transactions, preventative measures over solutions, and progress over status. She discussed how she got started...

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David Brunt: (EP 63) Are you striking a balance between the technical and social skills needed for leading your Lean transformation?

In this episode, David Brunt, Chief Executive of the Lean Enterprise Academy, discusses his 20 years of experience in Lean Thinking and Practice, as well as how he uses these...

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Benny Ausmus: (EP 62) Culture is a pattern or system of ideas, values, and behavioral conventions that an organization has developed over time.

In this episode, With ten years of experience as a coach, Benny Ausmus, Founder and Principles at BIG Change Group, talks about how he helps leaders build their people, strategy,...

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Chris Burnham: (EP 61) Lean in Continuous Improvement is not about a set of tools; it’s about people operating systems that empower people.

In this episode, Chris Burnham, senior lead lean strategy director at KaiNexus and host of the “Lean Leadership Podcast,” explains how to inspire and manage diverse teams to achieve significant...

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Mark Graban: (EP 60) The “My Favorite Mistake” show

In this episode, Mark Graban, an internationally known consultant, author, professional speaker, podcaster, and entrepreneur, discusses his podcasting journey. He explained how to avoid making the same mistakes in...

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Andrew Shapiro-Zysk: (EP 59) The data tells us what people are doing.

In this episode, Data Analytics, Big Data, Machine Learning, and Legal Technology are discussed by Andrew Shapiro-Zysk, a business intelligence specialist with over 14 years of experience in the...

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David Veech: (EP 58) Definition of Leadership…

In this episode, David Veech, who has been a proud officer of the U.S. Army for 20 years now focusing on teaching, coaching, and consulting, talks about making the...

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Andrew Parris: (EP 57) Lean in Aerospace vs. NGO….

In this episode, Andrew Parris, a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over 25 years of experience in NGO/humanitarian and Aerospace Development, recounts his lean journey from the...

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Stephen Parry: (EP 56) Release your employees’ potential, and the business will follow.

In this episode, Stephen Parry, award-winning transformation leader, strategist, and author, discusses Lean, change management, and organizational transformation. He explained why Lean is not a strategy but rather a...

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Jeff Kass: (EP 55) The more you can learn about gravity, the more that you can play with gravity

In this episode, Jeff Kass, President of Kaas Tailored and a 20-year Lean practitioner, discusses how he became interested in Lean after joining his family’s business. He talked about...

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Eric Olsen: (EP 54) The business culture is getting more accepting of actual Lean cultures.

In this episode, Eric Olsen, the director of Central Coast Lean, discusses his 20 years of engineering and industrial management expertise with Caterpillar, Litton, and Hewlett Packard. He highlighted...

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Jamie Parker: (EP 53) Process vs. Outcome….

In this episode, Jamie Parker, the founder of Process + Results with 17 years of multi-unit operations management experience talks about how she integrates improvement into their culture and...

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