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A weekly thirty-minute podcast featuring compelling stories from leaders and authors in the Lean, Six Sigma, & Continuous Improvement field like Mark Graban, Jamie Flinchbaugh, Karen Martin, & Andy Carlino. Learn What do they consider their biggest setback or challenge in their lean journey? (Hint: They are just like you, and they got through what is holding you back.) What do they consider their a-ha or success moment in their career? What tools and resources do they use to achieve success? What advice do they give to the individual just starting out on their Lean journey? What advice do they give the experienced professional to help them achieve next level success?

A weekly thirty-minute podcast featuring compelling stories from leaders and authors in the Lean, Six Sigma, & Continuous Improvement field like Mark Graban, Jamie Flinchbaugh, Karen Martin, & Andy Carlino. Learn What do they consider their biggest setback or challenge in their lean journey? (Hint: They are just like you, and they got through what is holding you back.) What do they consider their a-ha or success moment in their career? What tools and resources do they use to achieve success? What advice do they give to the individual just starting out on their Lean journey? What advice do they give the experienced professional to help them achieve next level success?
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Memphis, TN

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Business

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A weekly thirty-minute podcast featuring compelling stories from leaders and authors in the Lean, Six Sigma, & Continuous Improvement field like Mark Graban, Jamie Flinchbaugh, Karen Martin, & Andy Carlino. Learn What do they consider their biggest setback or challenge in their lean journey? (Hint: They are just like you, and they got through what is holding you back.) What do they consider their a-ha or success moment in their career? What tools and resources do they use to achieve success? What advice do they give to the individual just starting out on their Lean journey? What advice do they give the experienced professional to help them achieve next level success?

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@leanpodcast

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Episodes

Episode 040: Sam MacPherson – What Secrets Successful Lean CEO’s and Leaders Will Be Sharing This Summer

5/17/2016
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Today’s guest is Sam MacPherson. Sam is one of the Co-Founders of The Lean Leadership Academy based out of Pinehurst, North Carolina. He also partnered with Lean Frontiers and is a Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Summit on Lean Leadership, an annual event that is coming up on it’s second annual meeting in Charlotte, NC. Sam has been a guest on the podcast before and if you want to find out more about his lean journey, his successes, and setbacks you can check out his episode back...

Duration: 00:32:30


Episode 039: Being a Guest on Another Podcast – The Dangerous Risks Hiding in Your Data

5/10/2016
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Recently I had an opportunity to be on the other side of the microphone and be interviewed by Aaron Alexander, a good friend of mine who I used to work with, and is a fellow podcaster here in the Memphis area. Aaron is the host of The Rotcast, a podcast produced here locally by The OAM network. Aaron takes on different hot button issues each week and asked me to be a guest to talk about the use of data in the media and the pitfalls of thinking when two data sets correlate doesn’t infer a...

Duration: 00:34:17


Episode 038: Amy Mervak – How Toyota Kata is Helping Healthcare Patients and Can Help Your Business Too

5/3/2016
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Today’s guest is Amy Mervak. Amy is a Yale School of Public Health Graduate and is the Chief Quality and Compliance Officer at Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan. She introduced Lean principles to the organization in 2010. As a member of HCSWM’s senior leadership team and the internal Lean expert, Amy has worked to make Lean practices part of the organization’s fabric. Most recently, she has introduced the implementation and practice of Toyota Kata. Amy has used Lean principles in many...

Duration: 00:26:30


Episode 037 – Darril Wilburn : How to Turn Humility and Courage into Lean Success

4/26/2016
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Today’s guest is Darril Wilburn. Darril is a partner with Honsha Associates, a group of Toyota Alumni that has built a strong reputation from helping companies transform through using the TPS/Lean Philosophy that they learned through their experiences at Toyota. Darril has been a frequent keynote speaker at multiple conferences around the globe and has worked with several well known companies including: M&M/Mars, Carl Zeiss, The United States Coast Guard, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, and...

Duration: 00:41:14


Episode 036: Tim Mclean – Where Companies in Australia Are Finding Success with Lean and How to Get It

4/19/2016
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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 into 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...

Duration: 00:46:24


Episode 035: Dan Markovitz – Building the Fit Organization and Unleashing the Power of Lean

4/12/2016
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Today's guest is Dan Markovitz,President of Markovitz Consulting. Dan founded Markovitz Consulting to help organizations become faster, stronger, and more agile through the application of lean principles to knowledge work. Dan has worked with non-profit and governmental organizations such as the New York City Department of Health, Planned Parenthood, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, as well as a diverse roster of corporations such Starkey Technologies, W.L. Gore & Associates,...

Duration: 00:42:33


Episode 034: Jim Huntzinger – How to Get Better Results From Lean by Participating In Lean Communities

4/5/2016
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Today's guest is Jim Huntzinger. Jim began his career as a manufacturing engineer with Aisin Seiki (a Toyota Group company and manufacturer of automotive components) when they transplanted to North America to support Toyota. Over his career he has also researched at length the evolution of manufacturing in the United States with an emphasis on lean’s influence and development. In addition to his research on TWI, he has extensively researched the history of Ford’s Highland Park plant and...

Duration: 00:30:02


Episode 033: Dr. Brad Miller – Imagine Teaching Lean and Loving Every Minute of it!

3/29/2016
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Today's guest is Dr. Brad Miller, who is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Bauer College of Business at The University of Houston. Brad shares his experiences with lean and continuous improvement that he has learned in the manufacturing world. His goal is to help his students gain an understanding about lean systems tools, kaizen, quality tools, operations management concepts and the theory of constraints to enhance the operating performance of manufacturing systems. He especially...

Duration: 00:49:39


Episode 032: Mike Orzen – How to Get Your Desired Results With Your Lean Efforts, Part Two

3/22/2016
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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...

Duration: 00:32:59


Episode 031: Mike Orzen – How to Get Your Desired Results With Your Lean Efforts, Part One

3/15/2016
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Today's guest is the first part of a two part series with Mike Orzen. Mike is Founder and President of Mike Orzen & Associates, which emphasizes the development of people, business process capability, and leveraging information technology to drive a culture of operational excellence. Mike is also an Adjunct Professor with The Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence, is a faculty member of the Lean Enterprise Institute. Mike delivers a unique blend of Lean, Six Sigma, IT and Operations. He...

Duration: 00:18:19


Episode 030: Rick Timlick – First Understand the Lean Principles Then Learn the Tools

3/8/2016
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Hello Legion of Lean, we've got a great episode lined up for you today. Today we are speaking with Rick Timlick the CEO and Managing Partner of the Redwood Performance Group in Calgary. Rick advises a wide variety of industries but has quite a few clients in the oil and energy sectors. I really enjoyed my chat with Rick today and we covered a wide variety of topics including: The need to partner with your CI personnel to use them as a strategic resource to achieve your goals The importance...

Duration: 00:12:20


Episode 029: Mike Wroblewski-Engage in Kaizen with People not to People

2/29/2016
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For over 25 years, Mike has been working in management teaching kaizen and Lean principles. Mike has learned first-hand from the master, Shigeo Shingo, the techniques of the SMED system along with the early teachings of eliminating waste from manufacturing operations. Mike has continued his Lean training and implementation of the Toyota Production System under the masters from Shingijutsu Consulting, Masaaki Imai, and other renowned Lean thinkers from Japan. Mike is a co-author of the...

Duration: 00:20:13


Episode 028: Norman Bodek – Give People the Opportunity to Become Masters

2/22/2016
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Today’s guest is Norman Bodek. Norman has played a prime role in introducing Lean to the West. He started with Vern Buehler of the Shingo Prize and is a Shingo Prize winner. He is a frequent keynote speaker on Quick and Easy Kaizen, Lean manufacturing, and the Harada Method. He has written hundreds of articles; and when he owned Productivity Press he published a 100 Japanese management books in English, over 250 published books on productivity and quality, and has written seven books...

Duration: 00:57:09


Episode 027: Mark Rosenthal – Your Job is to Develop People

10/15/2015
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Hello Lean Leadership Nation! Today’s guest is Mark Rosenthal. For the last seven years, Mark has been the Principal at Novayama, LLC, a consulting firm based in Seattle, Washington. Mark is an experienced Lean Practitioner with experience working with companies like Boeing, Terex, and Eastman Kodak. Mark also regularly blogs over at theleanthinker.com. Today Mark […]

Duration: 00:19:11


Bonus Episode: Lean Leader Unleashed with Robert Miller, Jeremiah Duncan, Eric Olsen, & Sam MacPherson

10/6/2015
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Hello Lean Leadership Nation! Right now I’m producing this podcast from Atlantic Beach, FL at the One Ocean Resort which is the site of the inaugural Summit on Lean Leadership. Today was the first day and it was awesome. I learned a lot from some great speakers most of whom have been guests of […]

Duration: 01:01:02


Episode 026: Glenn Uminger : Lean Principles are Common But Practices Are Situational

10/2/2015
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Hello Lean Leadership Nation! I am really excited about today’s guest! We always have awesome guests on the podcast that challenge me and hopefully you to become better leaders and to improve our thought process around leadership. Today’s guest did exactly that. Today we are joined by Glenn Uminger, Principal at Uminger and Associates, and […]

Duration: 00:40:47


Episode 025: Bonus Episode with Sam MacPherson & The Summit on Lean Leadership

9/30/2015
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Hello Lean Leadership Nation! Today I’m joined again by Sam MacPherson of The Lean Leadership Academy. The Lean Leadership Academy and Lean Frontiers are partnering to provide The Summit on Lean Leadership in Atlantic Beach, FL October 5-6. The Summit is just around the corner but I had a chance to catch up recently with […]

Duration: 00:20:16


Episode 024: Lean Leadership Unleashed with Glen Uminger, Mike Wroblewski, and Sam MacPherson

9/28/2015
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Hello Lean Leadership Nation! Today’s episode is our next installment in a series of forums we have been holding on blab.im with Sam MacPherson, Executive Director of The Lean Leadership Academy. We’ve renamed the series Lean Unleashed: a hat tip for the name suggestion from renowned lean blogger, fellow podcaster, and hopefully future Lean Unleashed […]

Duration: 01:04:17


Bonus Episode: How Do I Know if I’m at the Right Company to Support my Continuous Improvement Career with Keith Gardner

9/21/2015
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This week’s bonus episode is an answer to a listener question. I asked Keith Gardner the President of E-MRI who was a guest of the podcast in Episode 006 to answer our listener. Our listener, Taylor, has a great question that I think a lot of people have had in their career and Keith shares […]

Duration: 00:10:40


Episode 023: Forum on Lean Leadership with Sam MacPherson, Jamie Flinchbaugh, Tracey Richardson, & Ernie Richardson

9/17/2015
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Hello Lean Leadership Nation! This week’s podcast episode is slightly different from other episodes. Last week I hosted a forum for Lean Leaders on Blab.IM . Blab is a conversation platform that is new to the internet. Sam MacPherson and I hosted Jamie Flinchbaugh, Tracey Richardson, & Ernie Richardson for a conversation about the current […]

Duration: 01:08:44

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