The link above is a short interview I did with Ken Rayment for his podcast, the “Better Process Podcast.” He does a daily showwith interviews and manufacturing news, you can check out his main page here. He has been a friend of this blog, so I appreciate him promoting lean, this blog, and my podcast. I don’t think I said anything really profound while being interviewed, we couldn’t get into anything in depth, but check out his podcast, in general. If you have iTunes, you can click here.
In hindsight, I would have answered some of his questions differently. When he asked about the biggest issues facing manufacturing companies, I talked about the biggest challenges with lean. I probably should have answered that the biggest threat is the continued push to outsource production to low-wage countries (such as China). We really should push companies to use lean as an alternative for getting costs down AND providing better service to customers. I’m not used to being interviewed, I should have been quicker on my feet. An opportunity for improvement!
On the topic of not being used to interview-ING, I recorded the second podcast interview with Norm Bodek today and I plan on recording on with our friend Jamie Flinchbaugh next week. I’ll update the blog when the finished podcasts are released, or click here to for information about how to “subscribe.” In the meantime, it’s the waste of waiting.
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