Tag: Podcast – LEI

Podcast #216 – Dan Jones, Lean Outside of Manufacturing

Podcast #216 – Dan Jones, Lean Outside of Manufacturing

Returning to the podcast after his first appearance in Episode #188 is Daniel T. Jones, founder and chairman of the UK-based Lean Enterprise Academy. You can find him on Twitter now as @DanielJonesLean.

By February 20, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Podcast #214: Michael Ballé, Lead With Respect

Podcast #214: Michael Ballé, Lead With Respect

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Today’s guest is Michael Ballé, an author of many novels about Lean management, published by the Lean Enterprise Institute. He joins us for this episode from Paris (he shares many photos of “Paris moments” via his Twitter account @Michael_Balle). Michael and his father, Freddy, have collaborated on these books and have learned about as directly from Toyota as anybody (Freddy was CEO of the French automotive supplier Sommer-Allibert and was coached by Toyota there).

By February 2, 2015 2 Comments Read More →
Podcast #188 – Daniel T. Jones on 25 Years of Lean & the Future of Lean

Podcast #188 – Daniel T. Jones on 25 Years of Lean & the Future of Lean

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jonesMy guest for Episode 188 has been a leading voice in the Lean community for 25 years, Daniel T. Jones, founder and chairman of the Lean Enterprise Academy, based in the UK. Dan collaborated with Jim Womack on the books The Machine That Changed the World, Lean Thinking, and Lean Solutions and published other books through the LEA

Currently, Dan is helping promote Lean in healthcare and government and is learning about the Lean Startup community by becoming an advisor to the company Elastera. He has also recently joined Twitter as @DanielJonesLean. You can also watch recently-released free videos (via Gemba Academy) of Dan, Jim, and John Shook reflecting on 25 years of Lean and other topics. In this episode, we touch on all of these questions and also take a question via Twitter.

For a link to this episode, refer people to  www.leanblog.org/188.

For earlier episodes, visit the  main Podcast page, w

By December 18, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Podcast #179 – Judy Worth & Tom Shuker, “Perfecting Patient Journeys”

Podcast #179 – Judy Worth & Tom Shuker, “Perfecting Patient Journeys”

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perfectingMy guests for Podcast #179 are my friends Judy Worth and Tom Shuker, two of the co-authors of the book  Perfecting Patient Journeys, which was published earlier this year by the Lean Enterprise Institute. About the book: “Perfecting Patient Journeys  is a guide for leaders of healthcare organizations who want to implement lean thinking. Readers will learn how to identify and select a problem, define a project scope, and create a shared understanding of what’s occurring in the value stream. Readers will also learn to develop a shared vision of an improved future, and how to work together to make that vision a reality.”

We’ll talk about their book, what types of value streams and “extended value streams” are being worked on in healthcare (including “end-to-end” flows), breaking down silos, improving quality and cost as a result of taking time out of the value stream, and more.

For a link to this episode, refer people to  www.leanblog.org/179.

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Podcast #135 – Dan Markovitz “A Factory of One”

Podcast #135 – Dan Markovitz “A Factory of One”

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dan markovitzOur guest for episode #135 is Dan Markovitz, author of the new book A Factory of One: Applying Lean Principles to Banish Waste and Improve Your Personal Performance. If your New Year’s resolutions include improving your own personal productivity, Dan is a great person to talk to about the application of Lean principles to your own professional work – whether you work in an aspiring Lean organization or not.

Dan was previously a guest on episode #52, so please check that out too.

For a link to this episode, refer people to  www.leanblog.org/135.

For earlier episodes, visit the  main Podcast page, w

By January 4, 2012 1 Comments Read More →
Podcast #118 – Jim Womack on GM, Toyota & Lean Six Sigma

Podcast #118 – Jim Womack on GM, Toyota & Lean Six Sigma

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womackEpisode #118 is a follow up to podcast #116 with  Jim Womack, founder and former Chairman of the Lean Enterprise Institute, now their Senior Advisor and author of the new book Gemba Walks, available in paperback, Kindle format, iBooks, and other formats.

In this episode, we talk about both GM and Toyota – their challenges, Jim’s reflections on the companies, and thoughts about where they are headed in the future. Jim also answers reader questions about the word “lean” itself and the combination of the Lean and Six Sigma methodologies.

For a link to this episode, refer people to  www.leanblog.org/118.

For earlier episodes, visit the  main Podcast page, which

Podcast #116 – Jim Womack, His New Book “Gemba Walks”

Podcast #116 – Jim Womack, His New Book “Gemba Walks”

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Episode #116 is a chat with  Jim Womack, founder and former Chairman of the Lean Enterprise Institue, now their Senior Advisor and author of the new book “Gemba Walks,” available in paperback, Kindle format, iBooks, and other formats.

Here, we talk about the new book, how a gemba walk differs from “management by walking around,” some of his most memorable walks, progress in lean healthcare, and other topics.

For a link to episode, refer people to  www.leanblog.org/116.

We recorded two podcasts in the same sitting. Part two is Episode #118,

Podcast #96 – Pascal Dennis, “The Remedy”

Podcast #96 – Pascal Dennis, “The Remedy”

Our guest for Episode #96 is Pascal Dennis of Lean Pathways, Inc. Pascal is a faculty member with the Lean Enterprise Institute and he’s the author of the books: Lean Production Simplified, Andy & Me: Crisis And Transformation On The Lean Journey, and Getting the Right Things Done: A Leader’s Guide to Planning and Execution.

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Here in this podcast, we talk about his new book,  The Remedy: Bringing Lean Thinking Out of the Factory to Transform the Entire Organization, where Pascal brings up interesting topics such as “Big Company Disease” and how to fight that dysfunction with lean management. To point others to this episode, use the URL www.leanblog.org/96.

LeanBlog Podcast #56 – John Shook “Managing to Learn”

LeanBlog Podcast #56 – John Shook “Managing to Learn”

Episode #56 of the podcast is a discussion with John Shook, one of my absolute favorite people in the Lean world. The few times I’ve seen John present or had the chance to chat in person, I’ve learned more in that amount of time than from anyone else, so I’m thrilled to have him here. John has a new book, published by the Lean Enterprise Institute, about the “A3” problem solving process called Managing to Learn: Using the A3 Management Process to Solve Problems, Gain Agreement, Mentor, and Lead. John also has a new blog on the LEI website, which is exciting to see. In the podcast, we discuss the story behind the book and some thoughts on how to get started with A3 thinking from scratch in your organization.

By January 5, 2009 0 Comments Read More →
LeanBlog Podcast #52 – Dan Markovitz, Office Lean

LeanBlog Podcast #52 – Dan Markovitz, Office Lean

Podcast Episode #52 is a discussion with a good friend (and sometimes contributor) to the Lean Blog, Dan Markovitz, founder and President of TimeBack Management. TimeBack Management is a corporate efficiency-training firm specializing in the application of Lean manufacturing principles to business processes. The company’s WorkLean program helps knowledge workers reduce the hidden waste in the way they manage information and improves the flow of value to the customer. As such, the WorkLean program supports companies in their Lean journey.

By November 3, 2008 1 Comments Read More →
LeanBlog Podcast #24 – Jim Womack, State of the Auto World

LeanBlog Podcast #24 – Jim Womack, State of the Auto World

Episode #24 of the LeanBlog Podcast is the 2nd part of my recent conversation with Jim Womack, of the Lean Enterprise Institute. In this episode, we talk about the state of the auto industry, from the time of The Machine That Changed the World through today. Who does Jim think is in the best shape among the “Detroit Three?” Jim also answers some questions from Lean Blog readers.

LeanBlog Podcast #19 – Jim Womack, “Machine Revisited”

LeanBlog Podcast #19 – Jim Womack, “Machine Revisited”

Episode #19 of the Lean Blog Podcast brings the return of Jim Womack. Jim was sitting in Melbourne Australia, where he had been speaking about lean healthcare, a topic that we will discuss in a future podcast. In this podcast, we talk about Jim’s reflections on the book The Machine That Changed the World and its recent reissuing by the publisher (with updates). In the podcast, Jim not only talks about Toyota’s success, but ways in which Toyota could fail or falter in the future. This is the first part of our discussion, I will release the second part in the upcoming weeks.

LeanBlog Podcast #17 – David Meier, “Lean in China”

LeanBlog Podcast #17 – David Meier, “Lean in China”

LeanBlog Podcast #17 is a discussion with a good friend of the Lean Blog, David Meier, a former Toyota Georgetown Group Leader, founder of Lean Associates, and the co-author of the excellent book, The Toyota Way Fieldbook, and the upcoming Toyota Talent, due out in April (both co-authored with Jeff Liker, check out my Podcasts with him here and here).

By January 23, 2007 0 Comments Read More →
LeanBlog Podcast #13 — Jim Womack, “China, Part 2”

LeanBlog Podcast #13 — Jim Womack, “China, Part 2”

LeanBlog Podcast #13 brings us part 2 of our discussion with James P. Womack of the Lean Enterprise Institute, the author of many books including the classic (published 10 years ago) Lean Thinking and the more recent Lean Solutions. Part 1 can be found here.

By December 17, 2006 0 Comments Read More →
LeanBlog Podcast #12 — Jim Womack, “China, Part 1”

LeanBlog Podcast #12 — Jim Womack, “China, Part 1”

Update 12/17: Click here for part 2 of the Womack podcast.

LeanBlog Podcast #12 brings us a special guest, James P. Womack of the Lean Enterprise Institute, the author of many books including the classic (published 10 years ago) Lean Thinking and the more recent Lean Solutions. We ended up talking for about 40 minutes, so I’m going to split the discussion into two podcasts. In this first part, we focus more on China’s adoption (or lack of adoption) of lean practices. In the second podcast, Jim talks more about general trends for China and for those considering doing business in China.

By December 4, 2006 1 Comments Read More →