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This podcast offers business solutions to help listeners develop and implement action plans for lean process improvement and implement continuous improvement projects, cost reductions, product quality enhancements, and process effectiveness improvement. Listeners come from many industries in both manufacturing and office applications. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/leansolutions/support

The Lean Solutions Podcast Patrick Adams

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

This podcast offers business solutions to help listeners develop and implement action plans for lean process improvement and implement continuous improvement projects, cost reductions, product quality enhancements, and process effectiveness improvement. Listeners come from many industries in both manufacturing and office applications. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/leansolutions/support

    High Performing Work Teams with Gareth Shaw

    High Performing Work Teams with Gareth Shaw

    Today on the podcast, I’m talking with Gareth Shaw. Gareth is the President, UK & Europe of Doceree, the first global network of physician-only platforms for programmatic messaging.

    In this episode, Gareth and I talk about leading high performing work teams and how you can maintain your high performing teams digitally during the pandemic. Gareth also shares information about pharma marketing and technology in the pharma industry.

    What You’ll Learn This Episode:


    The definition of a high performing work team
    Challenges for teams who want to be high performing
    The Five Dysfunctions of a Team and how you can avoid them
    The characteristics of leaders in charge of high performing teams
    The background of Doceree
    How the pandemic has changed the pharma marketing space
    Maintaining and building a high performing team digitally
    Programmatic marketing
    How programmatic solutions are improving the healthcare of the pharma industry

    About the Guest:

    Gareth Shaw is the President, UK & Europe of Doceree, the first global network of physician-only platforms for programmatic messaging. Prior to joining Doceree, Gareth was the General Manager, Global Programmatic, of PulsePoint where he led the programmatic and operations divisions. Further, he was the Senior Direct Response Sales Specialist at Yahoo!

    Throughout his career, Gareth has gained vast experience in the sales categories across the digital media and advertising technology sectors. He has a well-regarded background for building high-performance teams and implementing strategic plans to facilitate the growth of his organizations.

    Important Links:

    https://doceree.com/

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/gareth-shaw-9214403/?originalSubdomain=uk


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    • 37 min
    Design Thinking with Anna Tagliapietra

    Design Thinking with Anna Tagliapietra

    Today on the podcast, I’m talking with Anna Tagliapietra, an Italian Lean Office trainer and consultant. Anna mixes methods and tools from design thinking and design sprint to the traditional Lean tools using micro structures to help people interact and find ideas during their improvement projects

    In this episode, Anna talks about design thinking in Lean and how organizations can use micro structures.

    What You’ll Learn This Episode:


    Anna’s background in Lean
    What is a micro structure
    How you can use a micro structure at a Kaizen event
    The benefit of silent voting during an event
    How microstructure or liberating structures can help in Lean projects or Six Sigma projects
    Where you can use micro structures and liberating structures
    Ecocycle planning
    Purpose to practice and how to use it
    Lightning decision jam
    Time boxing and why it’s important

    About the Guest:

    Anna Tagliapietra is an Italian Lean Office trainer and consultant.

    She comes from the marketing and communication sector and was a partner in an advertising company before committing 100% in her Lean career.

    Anna worked for Ferrari, Scavolini and Clementoni and is now training a group of Lean Practitioners for Gucci RTW.

    In order to make good use of her former education, Anna mixes methods and tools from Design Thinking and Design Sprint to the traditional Lean tools, using microstructures to help people interact and find ideas during their improvement projects.

    Important Links:

    https://www.liberatingstructures.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/leanoffice/?hl=en

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/annatagliapietra/

    https://www.youtube.com/c/AJSmart

    https://www.youtube.com/c/AnnaTagliapietra


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    • 37 min
    Holistic Business Excellence with Dirk Fischer

    Holistic Business Excellence with Dirk Fischer

    Today on the podcast, I’m talking with Dirk Fischer, an automotive General Manager, Lean Operations Engineering supply chain and Quality Manager expert with more than 25 years of experience.

    In this episode, Dirk and I go over system waste, what’s causing it and how you can avoid it. We also go over holistic business excellence and how it relates to system waste.

    What You’ll Learn This Episode:


    Dirk’s background in Lean and how he got started
    The definition of System Waste
    How to identify and eliminate System Waste
    Holistic Business Excellence
    How Holistic Business Excellence can help with System Waste
    How you can help drive the Holistic Business approach
    Aspects of Lean that are potentially untapped

    About the Guest:

    I was born June, 20th 1970 in the Stuttgart area, Southern Germany and finished my mechanical engineering study in September 1992.

    I am an automotive General Manager, lean operations, engineering, supply chain and quality management expert with more than 25 years of experience, consistently proving the ability to holistically turn around underperforming plants and groups of plants.

    The various turnarounds were mainly achieved through inspiring leadership for change and creating a LEAN KPI driven continuous improvement culture. I continuously implement effective action plans, which are designed to rapidly improve Customer satisfaction, Quality, Cost, Delivery, Safety, Morale AND Working Capital and therefore delivering sustainable bottom line results.

    The pattern of success was usually to start with intensive observations on the shop floor (Go to Gemba) to really understand the problems, detailed discussions and reflections with the team, coaching the plant management team in order to establish and implement the most important actions, define high impact KPIs, provide tools to monitor progress and review frequently for effectiveness of implemented actions. This approach enabled me to frequently develop high performance teams.

    My leadership style and my acting and thinking is highly influenced by Deming/Ackoff/Toyota Way/ Theory of Constraints/Stephen Covey and others.

    In the past 10 years I held various COO/CRO roles with a responsibility ranging from a single plant with 50 million € of sales up to international multi site responsibility with 20 plants and 3,6 billion € of sales.

    Having worked for more than 10 years for international Anglo-American companies with strong financial focus, I am used to work in environments with strong financial controls and reporting and intensive budgeting processes.

    Important Links:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/dirk-fischer-06850011?trk=author_mini-profile_title&originalSubdomain=de

    https://www.gaoexperts.com/


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    • 44 min
    Avoiding the Continuous Appearance Trap with Patrick Adams

    Avoiding the Continuous Appearance Trap with Patrick Adams

    Patrick Adams is the author of the best selling book “Avoiding the Continuous Appearance Trap.” He is an international speaker, coach, and consultant. Patrick has been delivering bottom-line results through specialized process improvement solutions for over 20 years. He's worked with all types of businesses from private, non-profits, government, and manufacturing ranging from small business to billion dollar corporations. Patrick is a proven leader and highly experienced consultant with specific niche focus on organizational strategy and leadership development which brings a unique human approach to sound team-building practices; creating consensus and enabling empowerment. He motivates, inspires, and drives the right results at all points in business processes.

    Important Links:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrickadamsii/

    https://www.findleansolutions.com/book/


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    • 30 min
    Monetize Your Life with Randy Otterbridge

    Monetize Your Life with Randy Otterbridge

    This week on the podcast, I’m speaking with Randy Otterbridge. Randy is the Chief Idea Officer at RBridge Business Institute, which is a Consulting and Business Creation company and is also an author and a podcast host.

    In this episode, Randy and I talk about how you can apply Continuous Improvement and Lean principles into not only your business but also your personal life in order to create a better lifestyle.

    What You’ll Learn This Episode:


    Randy’s experience with manufacturing and continuous improvement
    RBridge  Business Institute and how it got started
    Having a generalist approach
    Why companies need to be innovative in order to not be left behind
    The application of CI principles into your personal life
    How Lean and CI principles can result in a better life overall
    Applying Five S to your personal life
    What is a mastermind and why it’s important
    How you can benefit from a mastermind
    Giving your team a safe space to express their ideas
    How you can use your team members ideas to benefit the company

    About the Guest:

    Randy Otterbridge (AKA, The Monetize Your Life Guy) developed the "Monetize Method" to help you bring more income into your life and profits to your business.

    "Your life (and the life of your businesses) are filled with gold--I simply guide you to it and hand you the shovel to dig out more of it."

    Additionally, Randy is the Chief Idea Officer of RBRIDGE BUSINESS INSTITUTE, LLC which serves as the holder of portfolio businesses where business models are created, tested, and leveraged to maximize profits.

    He then uses these tests to teach individuals and companies how to increase income and maximize profits.

    How he does it… is the secret sauce, some of which he might share with us today.

    Important Links:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/randyotterbridge/

    https://www.facebook.com/RBRIDGEINSTITUTE/

    randy@rbridgebusinessinstitute.com


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    • 38 min
    Lean Accounting with Jim Huntzinger

    Lean Accounting with Jim Huntzinger

    This week on the podcast, I’m speaking with Jim Huntzinger. Jim is the founder of Lean Frontiers and has also launched new business in the free market healthcare arena through several virtual lean and free market healthcare events and the United in Care Summit. He is also the author of several books.

    In this episode, Jim and I talk about the relevance of Lean accounting and how TWI fits into the Lean business model.

    What You’ll Learn This Episode:


    The start of Lean Frontiers
    Jim’s background in Lean
    Lean accounting- what it is and why it’s different from traditional accounting
    What industry’s Lean accounting applies to
    The future of Lean accounting and whether it’s still relevant
    Aspects of Lean that are potentially untapped
    The first step you should take in Lean process and product development
    Cross functional teams and process development
    TWI- what it is  and how it fits into the Lean business model
    The TWI Summit
    Lean Healthcare

    About the Guest:

    Jim Huntzinger began his career as a manufacturing engineer with Toyota and then was transplanted to North America to support Toyota.  In 2005 Huntzinger founded Lean Frontiers. He developed and operates the immersive Skillpoint Workshops for Job Instruction and Toyota Kata. He has also launched new business in the free market healthcare arena through several virtual lean and free market healthcare events and the United in Care Summit.  He has also authored many books to include, Lean Cost Management: Accounting for Lean by Establishing Flow, Roots of Lean – Training Within Industry: The Origin of Kaizen, just to name a few.

    Important Links:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jim-huntzinger-7001581/

    https://leanfrontiers.com/

    https://podcasts.apple.com/cr/podcast/connecting-the-dots/id1534151238


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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

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8 Ratings

Brion H ,

Patrick is very knowledgeable with great guests and topics

If you are interested in leadership and continuous improvement, definitely check out Patrick's podcast and subscribe.

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Love this, along with the other short episodes. These provide concise and impactful information.

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