Joining me for Podcast #178 is Drew Greenblatt, President and Owner of Marlin Steel Wire Products, a manufacturing company based in Baltimore. I was really impressed with Drew’s keynote talk at the recent AME Southwest Region conference here in San Antonio. Drew’s company is successfully competing against cheap Chinese imports by using Lean and “theory of constraints” methods, being passionate about serving customer needs, and making a commitment to (and investment in) his employees.
Whether you’re a manufacturer who is considering “re-shoring” your production (or avoiding off-shoring) or if you’re an organization looking to success by partnering with all of your employees, I think you’ll find Drew inspiring.
- Drew and Marlin Steel Wire are featured in this month’s Fast Company magzine
- Check out Bill Waddell’s recent blog post about Drew and Marlin Wire.
- Inc. Magazine article on Drew
- Video of Eli Goldratt’s last speech, shared by Drew online
For a link to this episode, refer people to www.leanblog.org/178.
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About LeanBlog.org: Mark Graban is a consultant, author, and speaker in the “lean healthcare” methodology. Mark is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. Mark is also the VP of Customer Success for the technology company KaiNexus. He lives in San Antonio, Texas.