Tag: Deming

Anti-Racism: A River WE Must Cross

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Starting With the Grand-Daddies of Quality A few years back I developed a blog series titled, "The Grand-Daddies of Quality"-- my goal was to delve...

Operational Excellence Mixtape: July 3, 2020

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Thanks as always to Ryan McCormick for this... Healthcare - Creating Value for Patients Health Care Workers Protect Us. It's Time To Protect Them.  Great article...

Podcast #368 — Steve Feltovich on Deming and the Toyota Production...

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My guest for Episode #368 is somebody I've met fairly recently through his excellent posts on LinkedIn, Steve Feltovich. He is the president of SJF...

Podcast #366 — Harry Moser on the COVID-19 Supply Chain Wake-Up...

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My guest for Episode #366 is Harry Moser, founder of the Reshoring Initiative. We talk about "reshoring," in general, and why that's such an...

Must Dos and Nice to Haves: Performance Reviews and Continuous Improvement?

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There's a very well known cartoon that you might have seen where a caveman offers round wheels to other cavemen who are pulling a...

Sharing Lean Six Sigma Journal Articles on Healthcare Improvement from Ireland

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I was honored to be asked to participate in a supplement that was published by the journal The International Journal for Quality in Healthcare....

Interview with Amy C. Edmondson On Psychological Safety And “The Fearless...

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My guest for episode #356 of the podcast is Amy C. Edmondson, PhD, the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business...

Operational Excellence Mixtape: December 6, 2019

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Healthcare - Creating Value for Patients Does Lean "work" in hospitals in the US?  Sort of, according to the Journal of Healthcare Management.  There is evidence...

Making People and Making Things – in Japan or Mr. Rogers’...

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Monday was the first day of my fifth Lean study trip to Japan. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to once again visit a Toyota...

Podcast #349 — John Dyer, “The Facade of Excellence”

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My guest for episode #349 is John Dyer, president of his consulting firm, John Dyer & Associates, Inc., and author of the new book, The...

General Jim Mattis on Leadership, Mistakes, and Defining Problems

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General Jim Mattis has been making the rounds to talk about his new book that is out today: Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead. "Learning...

Episode #4 of the “Lean Whiskey” Podcast: Nikka, Performance Reviews, KPIs,...

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After the last episode that had the first guest host (Chris Burnham), I'm once again joined by Jamie Flinchbaugh for another "Lean Whiskey" podcast. In...