Problem Solving the Core of Lean

My guest on the Business901 podcast was Tracey Richardson, president of Teaching Lean Inc.. She has over 22 years of experience in Toyota methodologies including: Lean Problem Solving, Quality Circles, Lean Manufacturing tools, Standardized Work, Job Instruction Training, Toyota Production System, Toyota Way Values, Culture Development, Visualization (Workplace Management Systems), Continuous Improvement (Kaizen), Meeting Facilitation/Teamwork, and Manufacturing Simulations.  gmail pic smaller

Tracey will be the instructor for two of the six Lean Enterprise Institute workshops June 22-24, 2010, in Indianapolis, IN. She will be facilitating Managing to Learn: The Use of the A3 Management Process and Lean Problem Solving workshops. This link will take you to the full list of  Lean Management Workshops. The sessions, which will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, address how to apply basic and more advanced lean concepts.

On occasion Tracey still works for Toyota as a contract consultant when specific needs are requested in Training and Development area. Her goal whether inside or outside of Toyota is to develop the capabilities of Team Members, Leadership, and Executives in Lean Thinking, that will align their role with the company business plan (Hoshin). These capabilities are vital to sustain a positive relationship between Leadership and team members ensuring mutual trust and respect within the company (Lean culture). Tracey is passionate about assisting Organizations or Companies who are on the “Lean journey” and wanting support implementing key elements for success.

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10 thoughts on “Problem Solving the Core of Lean”

  1. Just listened to the podcast where Tracey talked about problem solving being the core of what drives a company forth in their continuous improvement journey. I truly enjoyed the podcast as I could relate to each topic discussed, and the content of the discussion made perfect sense. I also thought the questioning format by the other speaker was well done. Thank you!

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