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Training & Lean Practices

The Leaning Edge
February 16, 2018 5:00 PM

Debra Levantrosser talks with Todd Sperl managing partner of Lean Fox Solutions. They discuss the journey of a forward thinking, small community hospital that deployed a uniquely different training that incorporated lean management with lean thinking utilizing a non-traditional classroom setting.



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Lean Thinking Through Education

The Leaning Edge
February 16, 2018 4:00 PM

Hostess Debra Levantrosser interviews Bassel Salka about lean practices in education. Bassel is a Junior studying Industrial and Operations Engineering and Pre-Med at the University of Michigan.

He is also the co-founder of MLC Consulting and is an active member of different organizations on campus including president of the Arab Student Association and undergraduate researcher at the Center of Healthcare Engineering and Patient Safety. Bassel plans to work as an intern this summer at Amazon as an Air Team Project Manager.

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Environmental Health & Safety of Lean

The Leaning Edge
February 16, 2018 3:00 PM

On this segment of A Leaning Edge hostess Debra Levantrosser interviews Kathy Malone about environmental heath and safety of lean practices.

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Diagnostics and Lean Practices with Jamie Flinchbaugh

The Leaning Edge
February 16, 2018 2:00 PM

In this segment of The Leaning Edge Debra Levantrosser talks with Jamie Flinchbaugh, owner of JFlinch about Diagnostics and Lean Practices.


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“Profit through Change” Co-Author Talks Lean Practices

The Leaning Edge
February 16, 2018 1:00 PM

Debra Levantrosser talks with Karl Eberle, co-author of Top 100, bestselling Amazon.com book “Profit through Change”. The book delivers the message that “Change is Good!” for business, with proven wins and effective results.

Karl Eberle, a well-respected senior operations and industrial leader, offers extensive and credible expertise. He has consistently developed teams and provided key oversight to enable organizations to achieve superior results on projects, restructuring, competitiveness, and growth initiatives. With hands on working experience in key functional disciplines across several industries and a strong technical background, Karl brings the “real world” experience and leadership know-how to be effective in a variety of situations, including:
 Labor Strategy/Negotiations
 Manufacturing Expansion, domestic and international
 Operational Competitiveness
 Complexity Impact
 Executive Leadership Decision Making
 Functional/Matrix Leadership and Integration
 Communication Strategy
 Employee Engagement
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A Lean Talk with Laura Kempf

The Leaning Edge
February 16, 2018 12:00 PM

Laura Kempf's latest project gave her insight to the most important tool lean practitioners have, which is “bringing people together”. Lean events do that very well and in a company where people have come together from various backgrounds, experiences, acquired companies and so forth, just agreeing on how to work together is a huge improvement in itself.

The Leaning Edge Consortium recently launched at program at the WH level focused around improving the way we work together across Watson Health. I remember when lean first came to our company and executives would ponder why it took a lean event to get employees to think of the improvement. The truth of it is that the lean event allows the team to take a step back, analyze the issue and make the improvement. Our greatest tool as facilitators is bridging the gap in allowing employees to work together.

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Stars from "On Your Feet!" Join Show Biz Weekly

Show Biz Weekly
February 16, 2018 11:00 AM

Christie Prades, and Mauricio Martinez, the leads as Gloria, and Emilio, are currently on tour around our nation with “On Your Feet!” The musical is the Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan and is currently running at MSU’s Wharton Center.

Prades was hand picked by Gloria Estefan herself to be the tour lead. With a background in television commercials, and “Orange is the New Black”, the Miami native is blowing away audiences with her 13 song performances performed 7 times a week. Martinez’ background is huge in Mexico where he is a known star. Being a recognized star of stage and telenovela’s, Martinez’ work includes the current NBC Universal original series El Vato, airing on Netflix.

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Public to Drop off Unwanted Prescription Pills Feb. 16 at LAFCU Mason, South Lansing Branches

Michigan Business Beat
February 15, 2018 8:00 PM

Thursday February 15th Jeffrey Mosher spoke with LAFCU's Senior Vice President Marketing, Kelli Ellsworth Etchison.

She shared that the Public has the opportunity to drop off unwanted prescription pills Feb. 16 at LAFCU Mason, South Lansing branches through Sheriff Office partnership

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Gov. Rick Snyder: Michigan’s Economic Resurgence Continues When Communities Collaborate, Rise Together

Michigan Business Network
February 15, 2018 6:00 PM

Grayling is third graduate from Rising Tide program, passes torch to West Branch

GRAYLING, Mich. – The Grayling community has grown stronger through Project Rising Tide, and now its leaders are ready to pass the torch and help West Branch, the first community selected for the program’s second phase.

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Consumers Energy Employees Taking Part in Walks for Warmth to Help Michigan Residents Stay Warm This Winter

Michigan Business Network
February 15, 2018 4:00 PM

Raised Nearly $200,000 at Walks Across Michigan in 2017

JACKSON, Mich., Feb. 15, 2018 – With Michigan enduring a historically cold winter, Consumers Energy employees are encouraging community members to join them in Walks for Warmth across Michigan, raising funds to help families to stay warm.

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