Episodes

Sean Fields & Michael Sanders: (EP 52) Quantum Lean vs. Traditional Lean….

In this episode, Sean Fields and Michael Sanders, authors of “Quantum Lean,” discuss their journeys in Lean and how they collaborated to develop Quantum Lean.  Fields and Sanders summarized...

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David Meier: (EP 51) Process isn’t about right or wrong answers. The process is about questions, decisions, and choices.

In this episode, David Meier, President of Lean Associate & owner of Glenns Creek Distillery with 30 plus years of experience in lean talks about the process of solving...

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Scott Burgmeyer: (EP 50) The right tools and methodology, combined with good human interaction, equals great Continuous Improvement Assessment.

In this episode, Scott Burgmeyer, a thirty-year lean six sigma practitioner, talks about continuous improvement, organizational development, and talent optimization. He stated how he begins by asking, “What are...

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David Mann: (EP 49) When the problem is understood, the lean tools nearly invariably lead to a solution.

In this episode, David Mann, the Shingo Prize-winning author of ‘Creating a Lean Culture,’ who has spent almost 30 years practicing lean in a variety of sectors, discusses the...

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Clay Linkous: (EP 48) The jerk high achieving doctor, lawsuits and preferred team dynamics.

In this episode, Clay Linkous, Clay With over 25 years of leadership experience, 15 of which have been in healthcare, discusses how lean may help with service quality and...

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Bruno Pesec: (EP 47) Lean doesn’t start with a plan. It starts with what you want to learn & measure.

In this episode, Bruno Pesec, President of Pesec Global and Co-Founder of the Norwegian Lean Startup Circle, discusses how he converts corporate innovation into a viable investment after ten...

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Bob Wallner: (EP 46) How can TOC, Lean, and Six Sigma thinking be used in everyday life?

In this episode, Bob Wallner, a true Kaizen believer with 15 years of lean expertise and 10 years in the aerospace industry, recounts his journey and professional background. He...

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Alfred Angerer: (EP 45) You can be a lean leader yourself, but without top management support, you can never transform your organization.

In this episode, Alfred Angerer, Professor of Healthcare Management with 15 years of lean experience discusses lean healthcare and the impact of digital health on healthcare management. He talked...

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Hugh Alley: (EP 44) Supervising on the front lines helps to build a strong team and achieve company goals.

In this episode, The author of “Becoming the Supervisor,” Hugh Alley, who has 25 years of experience in Lean, including 20 years as a frontline leader, explains how he...

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Oscar Roche: (EP 43) Toyota Kata is not a method, but rather a pattern of practicing scientific thinking.

In this episode, Oscar Roche, who has been practicing TWI and Lean for over a decade in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, and Southeast Asia, shares his experiences...

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Adam Lawrence: (EP 42) What are the ‘Wheel of Sustainability’s’ elements?

In this episode, Adam Lawrence, who has over 30 years of expertise in process improvement activities and has guided over 300 Kaizen events in a variety of industries throughout...

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Mark Graban: (EP 41) React Less, Lead Better, Improve More…..

In this episode, Mark Graban, an internationally recognized consultant, author, professional speaker, podcaster, and entrepreneur talks about Lean management, continuous improvement, statistical methodology, and people-centered leadership approaches. We discuss...

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Art Byrne: (EP 40) Lean as a time-based strategy for growth. If you can compete on time, almost anything is a possibility.

In this episode, Art Byrne, a living legend in the field of lean has applied lean concepts in over 30 companies in 14 countries over the last 30 years. He...

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Karyn Ross: (EP 39) Competition generates a great deal of fear, and fear is what motivates unkind behavior.

In this episode, Karyn Ross, author of six books and founding mother of ‘Women in Lean,’ discusses the importance of being a kind, compassionate, and empathic leader. She candidly discusses...

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Mike Osterling: (EP 38) Value Stream Mapping is not a Tactical Improvement Activity, It’s a Strategic Activity.

In this episode, Mike Osterling, the author of two books and a 20-year leader in Lean transformations in manufacturing, distribution, energy, financial services, and healthcare discusses value stream mapping...

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Chad Laux: (EP 37) Can Lean help you recruit and develop high potential future leaders?

In this episode, Chad Laux, an Associate Professor of Purdue University & a Senior Member of the American Society for Quality (ASQ), shares his 25 years of Lean experience. He...

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Lance Mortlock: (EP 36) Build organizational resilience and be prepared for the next storm.

In this episode, Lance Mortlock, A Six Sigma Black Belt who spent more than 20 years consulting, talks about planning for the future and the lessons learned from the...

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Paul Critchley: (EP 35) Lean is not just for big companies. Lean is Universal.

In this episode, Paul Critchley, President of New England Lean Consulting, shares why culture is more important to him than tools. Paul shares why it’s important to engage with...

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Brion Hurley: (EP 34) Lean is about more than just making profits; it’s also about being environmentally conscious.

In this episode, Brion Hurley, author of “Lean Six Sigma for Good,” talks about his journey from statistician to principal Lean consultant. He talks about how Lean Six Sigma...

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Robert Martichenko: (EP 33) Lean implementation in an invisible environment & how lean and digitalization are transforming the logistics industry.

In this episode, Robert Martichenko, an award-winning business author, shares his career journey that started as a postgraduate with a degree in Pure Mathematics to finding his fit in...

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Beau Keyte: (EP 32) Faster, cheaper, better… from learning to measure to sharing a lifetime of wisdom to the next generation

In this episode, Beau Keyte discusses the gap in knowledge inside companies and how so many don’t know what to do when they experience a market or business challenge....

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Noura Ouled Saka: (EP 31) The importance of temperament for long term Lean success

In this episode, Noura shares her story of practicing Lean for 6 years at Honeywell and Matis Aerospace. She shares with us how the enjoyment of Lean methodology triggered her...

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Dan Markovitz: (EP 30) “We’re not like Toyota! We don’t make cars!”

In this episode, Dan Markovitz shares his story spanning over 15 years practicing Lean in a range of industries in the United States and Europe. As the author of...

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Brice van der Post: (EP 29) Life as a 21 year old Managing Director in the multi-million dollar family business

n this episode, Brice shares his story of being a 21 year old Managing Director in his family’s furniture business and the early trials and tribulations of introducing Lean....

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Eric Brechner: (EP 28) Leading Agile teams at Microsoft and coaching today’s Agile leaders…

In this episode, Eric Brechner shares how he managed development for Xbox, Windows, and Azure engineering services and the Xbox.com websites. He told us about his transformation from writing...

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Alex Kurm: (EP 27) Can you deploy Lean Six Sigma virtually?

In this episode, Alex Kurm walks us through his 20 years of practicing lean in a range of industries from nuclear engineering, food manufacturing, logistics, banking, pharmaceuticals, and finally...

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Wakeel Ghoorbin: (EP 26) Lean culture change. Focusing on the needs of the individual to move the masses.

In this episode, Wakeel shared with us his versatile career journey in different industries including IT, Textile, HCM, Logistics, and more. He walks us through his journey from the...

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Amanda Zimmerman, Mike Carnell & Ed Surber: (EP 25) Can We delegate lean? Why or why not?

In this episode of panel discussion, we shared our experiences, successes, failures, challenges and point of views to help newer people who’re trying to develop their skills in lean....

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Vinod Sankaran: (EP 24) Thinking has to be Lean thinking. Agree?

In this episode Vinod shared with us his 30years of experience in Quality Control including 10 years of practicing Six Sigma in Manufacturing. He demonstrated where Lean, Six Sigma...

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Emily Hart: (EP 23) Does Lean a cultural just cut fat or empower people?

In this episode, Emily Hart walks us through  her 7 years of experience practicing Lean Six Sigma in the medical field. She talks about  why Lean in healthcare is...

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