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30 minutes | 2 months ago
Alex Cano on being Genuine in Serving Others
Alex Cano is the Founder and CEO of Alex Cano Consulting and Coaching. He has led, coached, and mentored over 200 successful improvement projects across all business areas, working with professionals in more than 15 countries. In this episode, Alex shares his thoughts on how being genuine can drive operational excellence.
34 minutes | 2 months ago
Jason Haines on Connecting the Frontline
Jason Haines is the owner and principal consultant at Industrial Solutions with 20+ years of experience in manufacturing. In this episode, Jason shares his thoughts on how to connect the gap between the leadership and frontline teams.
25 minutes | 2 months ago
Herb Thompson on Mobilizing Your Lean Culture
Herb Thompson is the owner of Lean Business Transformation LLC and offers dynamic and strategic management leadership with 25+ years of experience increasing team performance. In this episode, Herb shares his thoughts on how to mobilize your lean culture by considering three crucial components: leadership, people, and the culture.
35 minutes | 3 months ago
Christian Anibarro on Terrific Transformations
With over 20 years of experience leading business and process transformation, Christian is an entrepreneurial leader who loves unlocking people’s curiosity to solve challenging problems. He is the founder of Impact Consulting, a leadership development & consulting firm focused on process transformation and growth-mindset for organizations ready to scale. In this episode, Christian shares his thoughts on how the business, process, systems, and most important, the people, contribute to a successful business transformation.
35 minutes | 3 months ago
Michael Jebber on Leaning In at the Right Place
Michael Jebber brings over 25 years of experience both in the trenches and in senior management in organizations ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to Cardinal 6 Consulting. In this episode, Michael shares his thoughts on how, where, and what to start with when deploying new methodologies, programs, or tactics.
33 minutes | 3 months ago
Pierre Servan on Driving An Effective Certification Program
Pierre Servan is the principal consultant at Factor Quality. He is an expert in quality, environmental and/or safety matters and has achieved hundreds of successful implementations, hands-on training sessions, regional & national speaking engagements as well as internal audits, gap analysis & supplier audits. In this episode, Pierre will share the three specific keys to driving a certification program: formalizing data management, updating standards regularly, and doing it for the right reasons.
28 minutes | 3 months ago
Gary Kerslake on the Optimistic Manufacturing Future
Gary Kerslake is a Supply Chain Consultant with Kerslake & Associates, L.L.C. located in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. As a consultant, he has worked with several of our nation’s leading corporations and government agencies. In this episode, Gary shares how he stays optimistic about the future of manufacturing through strategic risk planning and leadership.
27 minutes | 3 months ago
Scott Whitbred on Data Driven Accountability
Scott Whitbred started Elite Manufacturing in 2020 to help small and medium-sized manufacturers and distributors to improve productivity and profits by working hands-on with executive teams and their associates to devise and deliver profit improvement plans from start to finish. In this episode, Scott will share his thoughts on the critical role data and metrics play in managing operations within any company.
34 minutes | 3 months ago
Ray McKenzie on Creating a Sustainable Continuous Improvement Culture
Ray McKenzie is the founder of Red Beach Advisors, a technology management consulting group headquartered in Los Angeles, CA providing businesses and organizations with successful growth strategies to build, grow, and scale. In this episode, Ray McKenzie will share his thoughts on creating an environment of inclusion and trust to develop a sustainable culture of continuous improvement.
33 minutes | 3 months ago
Audie Penn on Rewarding the Boring Factory
Audie Penn is an executive consultant in Lean Product and Process Development at Faro Partners with over 30 years of experience in manufacturing industries including Heavy Equipment (20 years), Food (8 years), and Building Materials (8 years). In this episode, Audie shares his thoughts on patterns of successful Six Sigma Black Belts and the secrets to creating and maintaining a stable company.
33 minutes | 4 months ago
Joshua Rockwell on being in the Gemba
Josh is the CEO of Rockwell Process Consulting. His goal is to maximize the bottom line to make that business sustainable and profitable to secure a long and healthy future for all employees in a safe environment. In this episode, Josh shares his thoughts on why being part of the process, being in the Gemba, and building relationships with people drive a resilient company.
31 minutes | 4 months ago
Ryan Weiss on Servant Leadership
Ryan Weiss is a global executive with decades of experiences spanning the Americas, Europe, and Asia. He has successfully founded 3 companies, and worked as a global executive leading hundreds of people, managing a $500 million product portfolio, and developing a passion for organizational change. In this episode, Ryan shares this thoughts on successfully driving change management and how servant leadership is a great concept to teach trust, build leadership skills, and create team unity.
30 minutes | 4 months ago
Zachary White on Simple Standard Work
Zachary is a representative for manufacturers and an advocate for Customers. He currently works with the American Machining Efficiency Consultants (AMEC) to provide added value to manufacturers by helping them complete their Industry 4.0 transformations. In this episode, Zach shares this thoughts on what an ideal collaborative culture looks like and why simple standard work always wins.
28 minutes | 4 months ago
Rob Fisher on Changing the Paradigm of Leadership
Rob Fisher is currently the President and Director of Operations for Fisher Improvement Technologies (FIT), a Native-American (Cherokee) owned business that was recently awarded a Top-100 Native-American Owned Business in the US and a Top-50 Emerging Business in North Carolina by DiversityBusiness.com. In this episode, Rob will share this thoughts on how changing the paradigm of leadership and the organizational learning ability of a company determines the difference between success and failure.
39 minutes | 4 months ago
DJ Duarte on the Importance of a Mentor
DJ Duarte’s 34 years as a Global Optimization Expert & Lean Leadership Coach has enabled him to influence the practical application, facilitation and implementation of business processes and systems that delivers real operational cost outcomes. In this episode, DJ Duarte will share his thoughts on the importance of a mentor, what the mentor relationship means, and engaging and aligning the frontline with the value to the customer.
33 minutes | 4 months ago
Santiago Mayagoitia on Aligning your Teams with Customer Needs
Santiago is the President of the Chamber of Young People of Jalisco Consulting Companies, Engineer of the 2019, Vice President of the CCJEJ, and internationally endorsed by the IASSC. In this episode, Santiago will focus on the critical role of leveraging the power, and tapping into the potential of an organization’s human capital.
39 minutes | 5 months ago
Scott Schwarz on Focusing on the Individual
Scott has been in operations management, quality management, and Lean Six Sigma for 30+ years. As the President of Lean Tactics Global, he helps businesses improve their processes and increase efficiency. Scott will share his thoughts on how anyone can become a Lean master, the importance of a Gemba Walk, and the impact on individuals as companies implement organizational change.
31 minutes | 5 months ago
Russ Jordan on Driving Personal Investment from Your Team
As the Owner and Principal Consultant for LEAN Enterprise Solution with 37+ years of executive experience, Russ supports his clientele with management, communications, and implementation practices and processes providing a roadmap for their success, while retaining their focus on the day-to-day issues. In this episode, he will share how investing 15 minutes every morning can lead to personal investment from every team member on the work floor.
35 minutes | 5 months ago
Rich Hazeltine on Building a Resilient Company
As a ICF Certified Coach, Rich helps organizations measure and optimize the talent, behaviors and motivators of their workforce as strategy to produce the best results and performance. In this episode, he will discuss how bridging emotional intelligence with data, frontline connectivity, and user experience for new tools are critical in building a resilient company.
29 minutes | 5 months ago
Carlos Conejo on Benchmarking and Behavior
Carlos is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with a track record of transforming organizations and improving operational performance. He discusses the critical role of benchmarking, why to administer a behavioral assessment, and how to use new technologies to tap into subject matter experts who are closest to your customers.
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