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Hi, I’m Mark Graban… I’m the editor of an anthology book called “Practicing Lean: Learning How to Learn How to Get Better… Better.” I’m wrote the first two chapters and invited others – some people I’ve known and some I had just met – to write a chapter with their own thoughts and reflections. This isn’t a book about how to “implement Lean” – this is a book about practicing… which means learning from mistakes and hopefully not repeating those same mistakes over and over. I published Practicing Lean as an ebook… it’s available in the Amazon Kindle and Apple Books stores. You can also buy a paperback from Amazon. 100% of proceeds are being donated to a nonprofit, the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation. We’ve raised over $4000 so far for this important cause. Oh, and we created an audio book version, thanks to the volunteered efforts of a professional voice over artist, Sam Leigh. Her dad, Mike Leigh, wrote chapter 15. Sam reads all of the chapters except for mine, which I read myself. We’ve sold some audio books through LeanPub.com along with the eBook version, but I thought putting the chapters out here as a podcast might inspire more people to go buy the book and possibly donate to the Batz Foundation. To learn more about the book, including how to buy it, go to www.PracticingLean.com. To learn more about the Batz Foundation, their incredible Batz Guide publications for patients, and to donate, visit www.louisebatz.org. Thanks.

Hi, I’m Mark Graban… I’m the editor of an anthology book called “Practicing Lean: Learning How to Learn How to Get Better… Better.” I’m wrote the first two chapters and invited others – some people I’ve known and some I had just met – to write a chapter with their own thoughts and reflections. This isn’t a book about how to “implement Lean” – this is a book about practicing… which means learning from mistakes and hopefully not repeating those same mistakes over and over. I published Practicing Lean as an ebook… it’s available in the Amazon Kindle and Apple Books stores. You can also buy a paperback from Amazon. 100% of proceeds are being donated to a nonprofit, the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation. We’ve raised over $4000 so far for this important cause. Oh, and we created an audio book version, thanks to the volunteered efforts of a professional voice over artist, Sam Leigh. Her dad, Mike Leigh, wrote chapter 15. Sam reads all of the chapters except for mine, which I read myself. We’ve sold some audio books through LeanPub.com along with the eBook version, but I thought putting the chapters out here as a podcast might inspire more people to go buy the book and possibly donate to the Batz Foundation. To learn more about the book, including how to buy it, go to www.PracticingLean.com. To learn more about the Batz Foundation, their incredible Batz Guide publications for patients, and to donate, visit www.louisebatz.org. Thanks.

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Hi, I’m Mark Graban… I’m the editor of an anthology book called “Practicing Lean: Learning How to Learn How to Get Better… Better.” I’m wrote the first two chapters and invited others – some people I’ve known and some I had just met – to write a chapter with their own thoughts and reflections. This isn’t a book about how to “implement Lean” – this is a book about practicing… which means learning from mistakes and hopefully not repeating those same mistakes over and over. I published Practicing Lean as an ebook… it’s available in the Amazon Kindle and Apple Books stores. You can also buy a paperback from Amazon. 100% of proceeds are being donated to a nonprofit, the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation. We’ve raised over $4000 so far for this important cause. Oh, and we created an audio book version, thanks to the volunteered efforts of a professional voice over artist, Sam Leigh. Her dad, Mike Leigh, wrote chapter 15. Sam reads all of the chapters except for mine, which I read myself. We’ve sold some audio books through LeanPub.com along with the eBook version, but I thought putting the chapters out here as a podcast might inspire more people to go buy the book and possibly donate to the Batz Foundation. To learn more about the book, including how to buy it, go to www.PracticingLean.com. To learn more about the Batz Foundation, their incredible Batz Guide publications for patients, and to donate, visit www.louisebatz.org. Thanks.

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Episodes

Chapter 19 - Thanks!

4/14/2019
Thanks for listening! http://practicinglean.com https://louisebatz.org

Duration:00:01:50

Chapter 18 - Summary

4/14/2019
Summary written by Cameron Stark, author of Chapter 12

Duration:00:11:06

Chapter 17 - Lesa Nichols

4/7/2019
Bio: Lesa Nichols has spent over two decades guiding organizations to improved performance by applying the principles of the Toyota Production System (TPS) and Lean. As a key leader for Toyota North America, she led teams to analyze and solve the toughest operational problems within Toyota, including the preparation and launch of new vehicles, plants and production methods. After leaving Toyota, Lesa spent four years helping clients of the Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership (GBMP) to...

Duration:00:20:02

Chapter 16 - Jamie Flinchbaugh

3/31/2019
Bio: Jamie Flinchbaugh is a lean advisor, speaker, and author, who has advised over 300 companies on their lean journey, from the board of directors and C-Suite to the front-line. He is a co-author of *[The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Lean]( http://amzn.to/2bNmujC)*. You can find him online at [JFlinch.com](http://www.jflinch.com).

Duration:00:14:21

Chapter 15 - Mike Leigh

3/24/2019
Bio: Mike Leigh is the President and Founder of OpX Solutions, LLC, a consulting company that specializes in helping manufacturers and other organizations pursue Operational Excellence through leadership development and process improvement. Mike has spent most of his 30-year career in various operational leadership roles. Prior to starting his own business, he worked as a manufacturing leader and a Lean leader for General Electric, building industrial gas turbines and wind turbines for the...

Duration:00:22:18

Chapter 14 - Andy Sheppard

3/17/2019
Andy Sheppard helps businesses to transform their manufacturing operations and serves as a technical advisor to Lean specialists. He is the author of “The Incredible Transformation of Gregory Todd: a Novel about Leadership and Managing Change.” (http://amzn.to/23gUgQk)

Duration:00:29:36

Chapter 13 - Harvey Leach

3/10/2019
Bio: Harvey Leach is an independent management consultant based near Oxford, England, where he works with a group of close associates. He supports clients by applying his experiences of Lean thinking, change management and leadership development to help them solve complex operational problems and grow their internal capability to identify and implement improvements. Prior to moving into consultancy in 2004, Harvey spent 27 years with Rover Group and BMW Group, where he gained an impressive...

Duration:00:22:50

Chapter 12 - Cameron Stark

3/3/2019
Bio: Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Cameron Stark graduated in medicine from the University of Glasgow in 1985. After working as a junior doctor in medical and surgical posts, he spent four years working in Psychiatry in the West of Scotland. Stark then trained in Public Health Medicine and has been an NHS Consultant since 1996, first in Ayrshire and then in the Highlands. He has professional qualifications in Psychiatry and Public Health and postgraduate degrees in Risk, Crisis and Disaster...

Duration:00:37:30

Chapter 11 - Joe Swartz

2/24/2019
Bio: Joseph E. Swartz is the Administrative Director of Business Transformation for Franciscan Alliance, a group of 14 hospitals in Indiana and Illinois. He has been leading continuous improvement efforts for more than 20 years, including ten years in healthcare. Joe is a co-author of the book Seeing David in the Stone: Finding and Seizing Great Opportunities81 (Leading Books Press). Joe has also co-authored the book, *Healthcare Kaizen: Engaging Front- Line Staff in Sustainable Continuous...

Duration:00:22:34

Chapter 10 - David Haigh

2/17/2019
Bio: David works at Johnson & Johnson Canada, the largest consumer healthcare company in Canada, and part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies. David started his career in the telecommunications sector, working at Research In Motion, and has worked in Lean and Six Sigma in the telecommunications, construction, automotive, consumer packaged goods, and healthcare sectors in Canada and globally since 2003. David has a BASc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, an...

Duration:00:24:56

Chapter 9 - Samuel Selay

2/10/2019
Sadly, Sam passed away suddenly and tragically in 2018... Bio: Samuel Selay is the Continuous Improvement Manager within his organization in the Marine Corps at Camp Pendleton. He has worked in the field of supply chain and logistics for the past 12 years. For the last six years, he has managed his organization’s Continuous Process Improvement/Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Program. During this timeframe, he has facilitated/mentored 28 completed LSS projects or kaizen events. Additionally, he mapped...

Duration:00:10:17

Chapter 8 - Bob Rush

2/3/2019
Bio: Bob Rush currently is a Lean Manufacturing Group Leader for Tesla Motors in Fremont, CA. Bob has over 35 years of op- erations experience and has had over 25 years of Lean practice. His experience is in companies ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies, and title levels that ranged from shipping clerk to VP of operations. In addition to Tesla, some of the companies he has worked with, and for, include Hewlett Packard, JDS Uniphase, and Idex Corporation. His journey includes ten...

Duration:00:28:25

Chapter 7 - Harry Kenworthy

1/27/2019
Harry Kenworthy has authored articles on Total Quality in Quality Progress and Purchasing magazines and several articles in Government Finance Review: “Getting Started with Lean”60, “A Guide to Starting the Lean Journey”61, and “Blending Agile and Lean Thinking for More Efficient IT Development”62. He worked previously in several manufacturing organizations, serving as process engineer, general foreman, operations manager, division manager, group vice president, and lastly as vice...

Duration:00:19:13

Chapter 6 - Jamie V. Parker

12/20/2018
Bio: Jamie Parker practices Lean and is passionate about learning and sharing Lean leadership. She has 15 years' experience in operations management/leadership across retail, service, and manufacturing environments. Jamie serves as an internal coach to her organization's operations managers across the country while supervising P&L and operations management responsibilities for six commercial print plants. Jamie expresses a passion for helping leaders break the habits of traditional...

Duration:00:33:36

Chapter 4 - Michael Lombard

12/6/2018
I've known Michael Lombard for maybe ten years and it's been great to see him make the transition from Lean manufacturing to being a healthcare executive... here is his chapter. To learn more about the book, including how to buy it, go to www.PracticingLean.com. To learn more about the Batz Foundation, their incredible Batz Guide publications for patients, and to donate, visit www.louisebatz.org. Thanks. Bio: Michael Lombard, MBA, PMP, is a seasoned leader in Lean Healthcare, currently...

Duration:00:23:37

Chapter 5 - Paul Akers

12/5/2018
Bio: Paul Akers [describes himself](http://2secondlean.com/) as an "entrepreneur, business owner, author, speaker and Lean maniac." Paul is founder and president of [FastCap LLC](http://www.fastcap.com/), based in Ferndale, WA. FastCap is an international product development company founded in 1997 with over 2000 distributors worldwide. A prolific inventor, Paul holds U.S. and international patents. His company, FastCap, launches approximately 20 new innovative products per year and has...

Duration:00:17:44

Chapter 3 - Nick Ruhmann

11/29/2018
Welcome to chapter 3... when I put out a call for contributors through my blog and social media, Nick Ruhmann was the first to step forward... To learn more about the book, including how to buy it, go to www.PracticingLean.com. To learn more about the Batz Foundation, their incredible Batz Guide publications for patients, and to donate, visit www.louisebatz.org. Thanks. Bio: Nick Ruhmann is the Director of Operational Excellence for Aon National Flood Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Aon...

Duration:00:29:49

Chapter 2 - Mark Graban

11/23/2018
To learn more about the book, including how to buy it, go to www.PracticingLean.com. To learn more about the Batz Foundation, their incredible Batz Guide publications for patients, and to donate, visit www.louisebatz.org. Thanks. Chapter 2 written and read by Mark Graban. www.MarkGraban.com. Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, published author, professional speaker, and blogger. He builds upon a deep education in engineering and management with practical experience...

Duration:00:30:05

Chapter 1 - Mark Graban

11/22/2018
To learn more about the book, including how to buy it, go to www.PracticingLean.com. To learn more about the Batz Foundation, their incredible Batz Guide publications for patients, and to donate, visit www.louisebatz.org. Thanks. About Mark Graban: Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, published author, professional speaker, and blogger. He builds upon a deep education in engineering and management with practical experience working with executives and frontline employees...

Duration:00:19:42

Welcome to the Podcast and Audio Book

11/22/2018
Hi, I’m Mark Graban… I’m the editor of an anthology book called “Practicing Lean: Learning How to Learn How to Get Better… Better." I’m wrote the first two chapters and invited others – some people I’ve known and some I had just met – to write a chapter with their own thoughts and reflections. This isn’t a book about how to “implement Lean” – this is a book about practicing… which means learning from mistakes and hopefully not repeating those same mistakes over and over. I published...

Duration:00:02:01