12 episodes

Real-world business experience shared by Thom Keehan on his nearly 30-year career where he used Lean Thinking in GE and other Fortune 400 companies. We want every episode to leave you equipped with advice and to-do lists for immediate application in your journey to business excellence and lean transformation. We plan to have guests with specific and deep expertise in various aspects of Lean Manufacturing & Lean Office. We will explore their successes and also the learning experiences that come from unsuccessful approaches to help you learn, save time, and make better informed choices. Welcome!

Lean Thinking for Business Excellence with Thom Keehan of Enterprise Kaizen Thom Keehan

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Real-world business experience shared by Thom Keehan on his nearly 30-year career where he used Lean Thinking in GE and other Fortune 400 companies. We want every episode to leave you equipped with advice and to-do lists for immediate application in your journey to business excellence and lean transformation. We plan to have guests with specific and deep expertise in various aspects of Lean Manufacturing & Lean Office. We will explore their successes and also the learning experiences that come from unsuccessful approaches to help you learn, save time, and make better informed choices. Welcome!

    There is No Shame in 5S

    There is No Shame in 5S

    In this episode, we talk about the existence of shame in the implementation of 5S and how to get around it as there is no shame in 5S. 


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    • 13 min
    It's Time for a Chief Problem Solver

    It's Time for a Chief Problem Solver

    We explore the idea of evolving from an Operational Excellence Leader to a Chief Problem solver.


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    • 13 min
    Respect the Pace! Bonus Track

    Respect the Pace! Bonus Track

    Another example of me making a fool of myself and learning in the process.  Enjoy my antics!!


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    • 5 min
    Respect the Pace!

    Respect the Pace!

    Whether you are making a change or developing a new product, pace (or Take) is very important. You can't drive change faster than people can absorb it and you should be working at the pace of your customer.


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    • 14 min
    The Transition State

    The Transition State

    Navigating the transition state, located between the current and future states, requiring commitment, communication, and patience. 


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    • 29 min
    5S

    5S

    Learn about the 5 steps of visual management and their application to your business.


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    • 19 min

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