Mar 19, 2017

Lean A3 Thinking Audio Book

A collection of Business901 Podcasts that has been grouped under the title of Lean A3 Thinking. It includes the authors below in the order of appearance and totals around 2 1/2 hours in length. If you prefer a transcription most of them are available on the Business901 Issuu website: https://issuu.com/business901.

 

Tracey Richardson is a Lean Thinker with over 29 years experience in the field. She is the author of The Toyota Engagement Equation. Tracey is an active trainer and coach in the lean field and can be found on her website at http://www.teachingleaninc.com/.

 

Mike Osterling, the President and Principal Consultant at Osterling Consulting. Mike has worked full time for the last 20 years applying the lean concepts in manufacturing and office environments. Mike is also the co-author of The Kaizen Event Planner: Achieving Rapid Improvement in Office, Service and Technical Environments. a practical, how-to guide for planning, executing, and sustaining rapid improvements in office, service, and technical environments and Value Stream Mapping

 

Matt Wrye, a Lean Implementer that has a passion for continuous learning. We discussed using the tool of A3 for their learning reports. Matt is the author of the popular blog “Beyond Lean,” which centers on evolving leadership and changing business.

 

Daniel Matthews learned what it takes to make a truly successful Lean transformation by comparing his 14 years of experience at Toyota with his observations of more than 20 different types of organizations. During his time with Toyota, Daniel was part of the original group of trainers at the Georgetown Kentucky Toyota plant charged with developing an A3 curriculum that would be used to educate team members at all levels of the organization. Dan is the author of The A3 Workbook: Unlock Your Problem-Solving Mind

 

I would regret not including a couple of other blogs posts that were actually videos on the A3 subject.

 

When using the Lean  A3 method of thinking we are told to make visual stories. I could not think of a better person to ask about condensing a visual story on one-page than Dan Roam. Dan has authored numerous books, and with Draw to Win: A Crash Course on How to Lead, Sell, and Innovate With Your Visual Mind the most recent. The Blog Post: Dan Roam on Lean A3s

 

Bob Petruska of Sustain Lean Consulting is a consultant, presenter, trainer and author of Gemba Walks for Service Excellence: The Step-by-Step Guide for Identifying Service Delighters. It is heavily illustrated and includes a CD of his innovative “placemats” designed to provide stepping stones on a development path for your team to achieve a competitive advantage. You can get a taste of Bob's A3s on my YouTube playlist: A3 Learning for Lean Thinkers.

 

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Feb 12, 2017

Training Within Industry Audio Book

This is a collection of Business901 podcasts on Training within Industry. It is about 2-hours in length and features the following guests.

 

 Jim Huntzinger, president of Lean Frontiers, has researched at length the evolution of manufacturing in the United States with an emphasis on lean’s influence and development. He has researched and worked to re-deploy TWI (Training Within Industry) within industry and uncovered its tie with the Toyota Way.

 

Mark Warren, of Tesla2 Inc. has decades years of experience working with Tier 1 and 2 suppliers to improve their manufacturing productivity and quality. He travels the world to learn and teach about Lean and most specifically TWI.

 

The practical nature of the TWI program makes it the ideal vehicle to commence leader capability development. So much so, that Oscar practices the skills in his everyday working life. Oscar Roche is the Director of Training Within Industry Institute in Australia.

 

Skip Stewart made new discoveries about standard work when he transferred to the healthcare industry to introduce Lean practice into Baptist Memorial Health Care, a network of 14 hospitals in the Memphis and surrounding area. It was there he was introduced to TWI and he quickly realized the power of good training practice in the healthcare field.

 

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Jan 25, 2017

Jobs to be Done with Tony Ulwick - (Audio(MP3))

This is a compilation of the entire interview with Tony Ulwick. Tony has turned jobs-to-be-done theory into the world’s most powerful innovation process: Outcome-Driven Innovation (ODI). This patented innovation process is the cornerstone of their success. He has evolved the innovation process from an art to a science. first introducing his work inWhat Customers Want: Using Outcome-Driven Innovation to Create Breakthrough Products and Services, and now taking it to another level in his new book, Jobs to be Done: Theory to Practice.

 

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Apr 20, 2016

Innovating with Lean Six Sigma

Kimberly Watson-Hemphill, founder, and CEO of Firefly Consulting, is a globally known expert in the field of Innovation and Operational Excellence and is a coauthor of Fast Innovation. She has led global Lean Six Sigma deployments in multiple industries, including one that saved over one billion dollars. Her new book, Innovating Lean Six Sigma: A Strategic Guide to Deploying the World's Most Effective Business Improvement Process, was the topic of discussion in this podcast.

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Mar 22, 2016

Want to Practice Lean? Go to Gemba

The Gemba Academy provides high quality online and DVD-based lean manufacturing training for individuals and groups. Ron Pereira, co-founder and partner, was my guest has more than 15 years experience in various manufacturing, supply chain, and senior leadership roles. Ron has held the titles of process engineer, engineering manager, master black belt, and director of manufacturing & continuous improvement. They can be found at http://www.gembaacademy.com/.

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Mar 7, 2016

The Journey to a Lean Construction Consultant

Dave MacNeel of On Point Lean Consulting: Lean Construction was my guest this week on the  podcast. On Point Lean Consulting provides on-site Lean Construction coaching and training for owners, builders, and designers looking to improve the delivery of capital projects. Dave has a few great stories as he went from project management, introducing Lean into a construction company and now serving as a consultant to the industry. 

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Feb 8, 2016

Change Management for Healthcare

Todd Sperl brings a unique perspective to his work with healthcare organizations, as they navigate the challenges of today and prepare for the unknowns of tomorrow. He has introduced thousands of healthcare professionals across the country to the principals and philosophies of Change Management and Lean Six Sigma. His books are greatly influenced by his experiences and the stories shared with him by others along the way. The book we discussed in the podcast was Practical Lean Six Sigma for Healthcare - Using the A3 and Lean Thinking to Improve Operational Performance in Hospitals, Clinics, and Physician Group Practices. You can find Todd at Lean Fox Solutions.

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Feb 2, 2016

Value Stream Mapping for Breakthrough Thinking

Author of The Complete Lean Enterprise: Value Stream Mapping for Office and Services, Second Edition, Drew Locher, is my podcast guest this week and we touched about how the innovative a Value Stream Mapping process could or as drew put it should be. You can learn more about Drew at his company web page, Change Management Associates.

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Jan 19, 2016

How do Lean CEOs Think?

The The Lean CEO: Leading the Way to World-Class Excellence reveals the true power of Lean through in-depth interviews with CEOs who have gone beyond tool adoption and established Lean as a corporate-wide management system. The all-star cast of twenty-eight leaders represents a wide variety of organizations, including global manufacturers Ingersoll-Rand and Barry-Wehmiller, healthcare icons Thedacare and Virginia Mason, the states of Connecticut and Washington, historical icons such as Wiremold, and many more. – From Amazon 

Jacob Stoller is an author, speaker, and consultant specializing in communication between experts and outsiders in areas such as Lean management, information technology, accounting, and engineering.

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May 11, 2015

Implementing TWI Skills Into Daily Routines , Part 2

Mark Warren, of Tesla2 Inc. has decades years of experience working with Tier 1 and 2 suppliers to improve their manufacturing productivity and quality. He travels the world to learn and teach about Lean and most specifically TWI.  He likes to concentrate on problem solving methodologies as applied to lean manufacturing, failure analysis, reliability improvements, and in-house, OEM and field warranty failure reduction.  Mark will be discussing Training within Industry at the upcoming 9th Annual TWI Summit n Jacksonville, FL.

Mark's session at the Summit is Making TWI Useful: Ohno’s Secrets: Results of a case study from multiple industries (high volume to low volume – machining, assembly, foundry, textile and office) Inspired by a 1956 program delivered in Japan that taught problem solving using all three TWI skills and the Management Training Program targeting middle managers. The objective was to create similar results as Ohno did inside Toyota.

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Apr 28, 2015

Solutions - Simple Enough to Master

Alain Patchong is the founder of the TheOneDayExpert and author of a series of books on Standard Work. TheOneDayExpert is built around the simple idea that in today’s highly competitive environment, industry, which has already harvest low-hanging fruits, cannot rely anymore on single-minded or one-size-fits-all tools. TheOneDayExpert leverages 20+ years of industry experience to offer creative training for academy and industry. It also partners with companies to develop smart technology and deliver manufacturing excellence.

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Nov 17, 2014

Lean in the Food Processing Industry

Jerry Rosenthal started on his process improvement journey where he entered the world of medical device and worked with such companies like Cardinal Health. Jerry’s expertise is primarily in regulated environments such as food, beverage and pharmaceutical production and packaging. Jerry has been successful at taking principles and tools from manufacturing and applying them to a commercial business practice, and he does that at Lean Six Sigma Expert.

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