A Lean Revolution at the University of Michigan with Krista Schulte – JIT Cafe Podcast

Krista Schulte is the Assistant Director of Operational Excellence for the University of Michigan. She discusses her background, and how she is helping implement Lean in higher education. They also discuss an upcoming Lean in Higher Education conference in San Diego. She also describes what it was like having Jeffrey Liker as a professor when he was […]

IISE volunteers support home rebuilding with annual volunteering event

The IISE Annual Conference Volunteering Event, organized by the Sustainable Development Division, connects volunteer with a local nonprofit agency in the conference’s host city. The organization selected for 2023 in New Orleans was SBP, which shrinks the time between disaster and recovery. To achieve their mission, SBP takes a holistic approach to disasters—increasing resilience before […]

Interview with Brion Hurley about Lean Six Sigma Book Series – Distracted Driving Podcast

I was interviewed by Sean Genovese on his “Distracted Driving” podcast. He is an Industrial Engineer and Lean leader with many years of experience in Aerospace manufacturing. We discuss my work applying Lean Six Sigma to “real” problems like pollution, healthcare, social issues and more in order to have a positive impact on society. We also […]

Discovering the Benefits of Data-Driven Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) with Dr. Randal Pinkett – Lean Blog Podcast

Dr. Randal Pinkett is an entrepreneur, innovator, speaker, author, media personality and DEI expert who is leading the way in business, technology and equity for all. He is the co-founder, chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, a global, multimillion-dollar research, training, consulting, technology, and data analytics firm whose mission is to provide insights about diverse […]

Applying Continuous Improvement in K-12 Education in Halifax County with Dr. Eric Cunningham – JIT Cafe Podcast

Dr. Eric Cunningham is the dynamic Superintendent for Halifax County Schools in North Carolina. He’s got some inspiring insights on how to build problem solvers in education, and how he drives the use of process maps, fishbone diagrams and 5 Whys. He also discusses how to meet people where they are with process improvement. You […]

Lean Applied at Reykjavik Iceland City Government Sports and Leisure Department

The sports and leisure department of Reykjavik City Government has used targeted lean training starting in 2018 to empower employees and boost collaboration in a divided workplace with different processes. Gudrun Palina Jonsdottir from the city’s family park and zoo joins Jóhanna Gardarsdottir to share their lean experiences. You can watch the video below, or […]

Managing Demand Variation with Lean to Help Asylum Seekers to the Netherlands

The Dutch Immigration and Naturalization (IND) Agency in The Netherlands is seeing a significant increase in the number of refugees. This increase in tens of thousands of applications is due to the current geopolitical situation, with conflict and poverty ravaging several countries. They have embarked on a lean journey with an internal team and begun […]