Supply Chain Stack

This is a collection of 20 – Business901 Podcast Transcriptions, called Stacks (see below) through my Issuu channel: Supply Chain A collection of Business901 Podcast Transcriptions that centered on applying Lean, Six Sigma and Theory of Constraints to the Supply Chain. Several people included are Chad Smith, Carol Ptak, Amir Schrangenheim, Robert Martichenko, and others. Stacks Read More …

Are We Building Flatter Supply Chains?

I asked that question to Chad Smith and Carol Ptak in a past podcast and you might be surprised by the answer. Carol Ptak: It’s not really a flatter supply chain, because when I think of a flatter supply chain, I think about what’s happened in the Lean community, where they believe that the way Read More …

Losing 1M a Day, Improve Your Process

Joe: I don’t think a lot of people realize the trouble that Caterpillar was in the early 1980s. I would think that time period is correct. They were losing a million dollars a day or something? Craig Bouchard: A million dollars a day for three years and in that third year which was 1984 where Read More …

Implementing TWI Skills in Daily Routines

Mark Warren, of Tesla2 Inc. has decades years of experience working with Tier 1 and 2 suppliers to improve their manufacturing productivity and quality. He travels the world to learn and teach about Lean  and most specifically TWI.  He likes to concentrate on problem solving methodologies as applied to lean manufacturing, failure analysis, reliability improvements, Read More …

Thinking of Lean as Your Business Model

Art Byrne has been implementing Lean strategy in various U.S.-based manufacturing and service companies, such as Danaher Corporation, for more than 30 years, including The Wiremold Company, which he ran for 11 years. He now serves as Operating Partner at the private equity firm J. W. Childs Associates L.P. In a podcast (Lean as a Read More …

Go See How The Job Is Getting Done

I asked Ken Rolfes a few questions about Lean 3P in a podcast, Rolfes on Lean, and we ended up discussing the Customer’s Job to be Done.  Ken can be found at KDR Associates. An Excerpt from the Podcast: Joe Dager: Clayton Christensen used the words “jobs to done”. You got to look at what Read More …