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May 19, 2021

Today’s episode is with Steven J. Spear.  Steven is the author of the book The High Velocity Edge and is a multiple Shingo Research Prize winner.  He helped develop and deploy the Alcoa Business System. He is a senior lecturer at MIT Sloan School of Management and is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. He is also a founder of a consulting firm built on the tenets of his book.  Steve and I had a great conversation that actually turned into a two-part interview.  This week we will talk about Steve’s early experiences with Lean and Continuous Improvement.  

Next week, we will talk about two papers that Steven has recently released that talk about accelerating innovation and succeeding in periods of abrupt change.

Apr 19, 2016

Today’s guest is Tim Mclean. Tim is our first guest from Australia and is the Principal and Managing Director of TXM Lean Solutions. In his mid 20’s Tim was promoted in to a Plant Management role and this lead to senior operations and general management positions at Hoechst and in major Blue Chip companies including PPG Industries, Carter Holt Harvey and Amcor. In these roles, Tim continued to increase his knowledge of continuous improvement and lean methodologies and successfully apply these approaches to achieve breakthrough improvements in operations that he was managing.

 

Mar 29, 2016

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Mar 22, 2016

Today's episode is a continuation of our conversation that we had with Mike Orzen in Episode 31. So if you haven't heard episode 31 yet, after you listen to this episode go back and check out the beginning or our conversation with Mike.

For those of you who may be unfamiliar with Mike, he is the founder and President of Mike Orzen and Associates. He has been consulting and coaching improvement efforts for over 20 years. Mike is an Adjunct Professor with The Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence and is a faculty member of the Lean Enterprise Institute. He is also a Shingo Award winning Co-Author of Lean IT: Enabling and Sustaining Your Lean Enterprise.

Mar 8, 2016

Rick Timlick, as an expert in performance management, brings to his clients a distinguished record of achievement having helped organizations all over the globe.

Rick specializes in comprehensive organizational transformation and complex operational issues, turnarounds and acquisitions, program/project management, change management, executive team advisement, major process redesigns, and strategic design that supports the corporate goals and objectives of CEO's and Board of Directors.

Jun 25, 2015
Geoff Woods is the host of The Mentee podcast, and is a medical device salesman by day, and an entrepreneur by night. After hearing the Jim Rohn quote that “you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with” Geoff set out on a mission to surround himself with high level CEOs and […]
Jun 18, 2015
From kid programmer in 1971 to Forbes cover story in 2003, Joy, Inc. author Richard Sheridan (U-M grad BS Computer Science ’80, MS Computer Engineering ’82) has never shied from challenges, opportunities nor the limelight. While his focus has always been around technology, his passion is actually process, teamwork and organizational design, with one inordinately […]
Jun 4, 2015
Bill Peterson is a Lean best practices teacher and consultant who draws on over 30 years of hands-on experience using Lean, Six Sigma, BPR, and other continuous improvement tools to enhance process efficiency, job satisfaction and organizational performance. Combining the ideas of the great process improvement thinkers with his own experiences and insights, Bill began […]
May 21, 2015
Dr. Gregory Jacobson is the CEO of KaiNexus, a software company focused on promoting the spread of continuous improvement ideas.  Greg graduated from Washington University in St Louis in 1997 with a BS in Biology.  He attended Baylor College of Medicine from 1997 to 2001.  From 2001 to 2004, he completed a residency in Emergency […]
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