Lean Blog Interviews Podcast
About This Show
Mark Graban interviews leaders and innovators in the lean thinking world. Topics will include lean production, lean thinking, lean healthcare, and lean enterprise. Visit the blog at www.leanblog.org. For feedback, email firstname.lastname@example.org. All past episodes can be found at www.leancast.org or search for the "Lean Blog Archive" podcast that has older episodes.
Most Recent Episode
278 - Tom Bouthillet, Lean and Fire Fighting (the Real Kind)
In the Lean community (and in businesses and hospitals, as well), people often talk about "fire fighting" in a colloquial way. Today, my guest for episode #278 of the podcast is an actual professional fire fighter, Tom Bouthillet (@tbouthillet on Twitter). He serves as Fire Captain / Paramedic for the Hilton Head Island Fire Rescue where he is the Cardiac Care Program Manager (STEMI and CARES Site Coordinator).
In this episode, we discuss the role of Lean and process improvement in fire departments and EMS, why blame is "completely ineffective" as a strategy, why "unsafe supervision" is a problem (and what that means), and why it's necessary to build in quality instead of just inspecting for quality.
Rated 5 out of
Interesting mix of guests, good discussions on a number of topics, not just "lean manufacturing" related.
Date published: 2014-05-23