14 episodes

Welcome to the Manufacturers Alliance podcast where we help anyone who works in manufacturing become a better leader and problem solver so all manufacturers can remain competitive.

Manufacturers Alliance Podcast Kirby Sneen

    • Management
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Welcome to the Manufacturers Alliance podcast where we help anyone who works in manufacturing become a better leader and problem solver so all manufacturers can remain competitive.

    Getting to the Root Cause

    Getting to the Root Cause

    I’m your host Kirby Sneen and in this episode, were talking about root cause analysis. Specifically, I’m going to cover two quality tools: 5 Why and Fishbone Diagrams. These will help you and your team get to the root cause of your problem, so you stop firefighting and having to address the same problem again and again.

    • 25 min
    Mistake Proofing

    Mistake Proofing

    In this episode, we're talking to Meg Hanaman, Director of Quality and Continuous Improvement at IWCO Direct about mistake proofing including prioritizing what problems to solve, the process they use for strategic mistake proofing, and six examples of mistake proofing to which anyone can relate.

    • 36 min
    Learning to Write Problem Statements

    Learning to Write Problem Statements

    in this episode, we’re talking about Learning to Write Problem Statements with Leadership and Development Coach Jeremy Blake. We will cover the 6 components that every good problem statement includes; how to avoid common mistakes when writing a problem statement; and 5 Steps to get to the root cause of any problem.

    • 34 min
    Getting Back to Work

    Getting Back to Work

    Enjoy our conversation as we talk with Kara McPipe about how her company has navigated through unemployment, the CARES ACT, and Coronavirus getting in the way of getting back to work.

    • 29 min
    Capturing Tribal Knowledge

    Capturing Tribal Knowledge

    In this episode, Benjamin Andrew talks about capturing tribal knowledge: Where and how to start the process; making it safe for anyone to want to share their knowledge; addressing the barriers of English being a second language; and ensuring that you don’t just capture the knowledge but use it as well.

    • 42 min
    Learning to See Waste

    Learning to See Waste

    In this episode, Manufacturers Alliance President Kirby Sneen will share a straight-forward method for anyone to use so they can Learn to see Waste in work.

    • 13 min

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