Connecting the College Classroom to Industry and Nonprofit – WLEI Podcast

In this episode of the WLEI podcast, they discuss how universities are connecting students with for-profit and nonprofit organizations to practice and apply hands-on lean learning experiences. Dennis Wade from Oakland University and Lisa Eshbach from Ferris State University (both schools in Michigan) go into details about their background in industry, how each of their […]

Applying Lean Six Sigma at the State of Nebraska with Shayne Daughenbaugh

In this episode of The Lean Solutions podcast, Patrick Adams interviews Shayne Daughenbaugh on his unique journey into process improvement as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt that lasted 5 years with the State of Nebraska, and his new venture into consulting. He shares his experiences leading successful organizational change within government, focusing on streamlining […]

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 […]

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 […]