Episodes

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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Jason M. Haines: (EP 22) Lean or Six Sigma?……. Both?

In this episode Jason M. Haines talks with us about closing the gap between frontline workers and management. We discuss helping the team see and engage Lean as a...

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Kiran Kachela: (EP 21) Government waste and going Lean! Pockets of people going back to better!

In this episode Kiran Kachela  takes us on a fascinating walk  through her Lean journey, from seeing Lean in action at Mcdonalds for the first time to taking on...

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Ria Joubert (EP 20): People, Process, KPIs and human behavior

In this episode, Ria Joubert discusses people, processes, and some silly KPIs in everything from the mining sector to service businesses. We look at what behaviors matter? What do...

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Stieneke Ijdema (EP 19): Lean Farming… it’s a thing!

In this episode, Stieneke Ijdema walks us through her evolution from kindergarten teacher to Lean farmer on her expanding dairy farm. She discussed transitioning her fellow farmers from the tried...

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Azan Sarwar (EP 18): The future of the garment industry

In this episode, Azan Sarwar talks with us about the give and take of continuous improvement in the garment sector as organizations transition from how things have always been...

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James La Trobe Bateman (EP 17): Response time, thoughts from a life as Lean Leader

In this episode James La Trobe Bateman: talks us through the concept of response time, an idea that was inspired by the book “The Goal” by Eliyahu Goldratt. James...

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Scott Follett (EP 16): The emotional side of decision making.

In this episode Scott Follet talks with us about working through the emotional side of decision making. We look at dealing with bad attitudes and naysayers. We explore the...

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Raivis Menesis (EP 15): From the Amazon Juggernaut to Latvia’s small businesses

In this episode Raivis Menesis talks with us about working at Amazon driving Lean initiatives and then working to implement Lean in small businesses in his home country of...

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Reagan Pannell (EP 14): The joy of seeing a Lean culture in action.

In this Episode Reagan Pannell talks to us about seeing a companies new Lean culture being sustained years after he left.  He walks us through the process and benefits of...

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Japan Trivedi (EP 13): Creating a win/win is the way forward!

In this Episode Japan Trivedi walks through his self discovery of Lean. He teaches us how we can all use  common sense to be a Lean leader in our...

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Ed Surber (EP 12): We need businesses full of problem solvers.

In this episode Ed Surber walks us through the key areas he focuses on including why he believes you need to fill your business  with  problem solvers. We also...

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Patrick Adams (EP 11): The one question that changed their culture.

In this episode Patrick Adams talks to us about servant leadership, the need for humility in Lean leadership to ensure you uncover the Iceberg of ignorance and how being...

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Chhavi Raj (EP 10): Keeping banking agile and processes Lean

In this episode Chhavi Raj talks us through her first year practicing Lean in the banking industry with HSBC. She walks us through her struggles with communicating with all...

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Attila Dobai (EP 09): Meteorologist to Lean Six Sigma Leader? It’s all math right?

In this episode Attila talks to us about practicing Lean and Six Sigma, shedding light on problems, eradicating the zero failure culture  and what it takes to innovate and...

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Nandha Kumar (EP 08): Can you use Lean in a service business?

In this episode Nandha Kumar talks to us about applying Lean in the Banking system in India.  We talk through how he works to foster a Lean culture in...

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Alex Cano (EP 07): Remove waste not people.

In this episode, Alex Cano talks with us about the value of diversity and developing and communicating a vision as well as the challenges and joys of running a...

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Mike Carnell (EP 06): How to get goal alignment and results.

In this episode Mike Carnell walks us through the lessons and best practices he has learned over 30 plus years of business leadership. From change management and getting alignment...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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