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The Leaning Edge

The Leaning Edge, hosted by Debra Levantrosser, she speaks with leaders, implementers and believers in the lean philosophy to share their successes and struggles in hopes that they will help others in their lean journey.

The show focuses on the fact that lean is a mindset and a culture, not a set of process improvement tools, and shows how this approach can make your city, state and country an even stronger and more successful, stable place one organization at a time and one person at a time.

The “Lean” philosophy refers to engaging and involving all levels of employees in development of ideas to provide value to customers by aiming for high quality, low cost and short lead time. A specific kind of leadership style is seen in successful lean organizations which includes rewarding experimentation and developing people into problem solvers.

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9th Annual Michigan Lean Consortium Conference

The Leaning Edge
August 14, 2019 11:00 AM


MBN was on the road to Traverse City, MI for the 9th Annual Michigan Lean Consortium Conference (MLC).  

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The Leaning Edge | Rob Pease, Lean and Work-Culture Assessments

The Leaning Edge
July 23, 2019 5:00 PM

The Michigan Lean Consortium's Debra Levantrosser recently spoke with long time 'The Leaning Edge' guest Rob Pease, the Kata / Improvement Manager for Nucraft of Comstock Park, MI. His focus for this interview was; A Study of Organizational culture change, a focus on people. How NuCraft started. Their method of deployment behaviors and measurement,....

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The Leaning Edge | Ruth Archer, PhD, Point of View Thinking

The Leaning Edge
June 19, 2019 5:00 PM

The Michigan Lean Consortium's Debra Levatrosser learns about "Point of View Thinking" from Ruth Archer, PhD, Director of Continuous Improvement at Michigan Tech University.

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The Leaning Edge April 2019 Lineup

The Leaning Edge
April 19, 2019 7:00 PM

TLE hostess Debra Levantrosser catches up with seven people leading, using or learning LEAN processes. Shared below in the PodCast list are the interviews for April 2019.

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8th Annual MLC Conference - Listening in on Day 1

The Leaning Edge
December 28, 2018 9:00 PM

Jeffrey Mosher sits in for TLE hostess Debra Levantrosser who was facilitating the 8th Annual Michigan Lean Consortium Conference

He gathered excerpts from a morning session, afternoon breakout educational sessions and the afternoon keynote. There are 25 segments shared below so be sure to checkout highlights of what went on in Traverse City, Michigan, Wednesday August 8, 2018.  

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LEAN Interviews from the 8th Annual MLC Conference

The Leaning Edge
August 31, 2018 5:00 PM

Hostess Debra Levantrosser catches up with LEAN experts at the 8th Annual Michigan Lean Consortium Conference

Her guests range from the incoming president of the Michigan Lean Consortium, an eight year attendee of the conference, a keynoter from the first afternoon, and a frequent guest of 'The Leaning Edge'.

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The Value MLC Consulting Brings to UMICH Community

The Leaning Edge
June 6, 2018 5:00 PM

Minjun Zhao is a first-year masters' student major in Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan. She was co-founder now serving as co-president of the student chapter of the Michigan Lean Consortium.

During her past work experiences, Minjun had successfully led manufacturing teams to accomplish process improvement projects using Lean principles and tools.

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Installing Lean Principles and Accelerating Culture

The Leaning Edge
June 6, 2018 4:00 PM

On this episode of The Leaning Edge is Kelly Ball Gas Pipeline Operations and Maintenance Director and Leak Process Owner for Pacific Gas and Electric Company in California. He is currently working with his organization to install lean principles and accelerate the culture change to embrace a new way of working.

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University Student Using Lean Principles

The Leaning Edge
June 6, 2018 3:00 PM

Dakota Hawkins from the University of Michigan chapter of MLC -- Financial Chair and Consulting Team Member joins The Leaning Edge on this episode.

Dakota Hawkins is a Sophomore studying Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan. He is on the Executive Board of the student chapter of the Michigan Lean Consortium where he acts as Online Operations Chair and Project Team Leader.

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Eliminating Losses in Large Downtime Events

The Leaning Edge
June 6, 2018 2:00 PM

On this segment of the Leaning Edge is Dr. Bill Edwards; PhD, PE, PMP. Dr. Edwards started his career at Ford Engine Design where he won one of Ford’s Highest Honors, The Ford Customer-Driven Quality Award for Warranty Reduction.

Dr. Edwards also worked at Chrysler Engine Design on a global engine program - winning one ofWard’s AutoWorld Ten (10) Best Engines. He led change in Chrysler’s Advance Manufacturing Engineering. There, Dr. Edwards’s Lean Manufacturing SWAT teams quickly identified manufacturing issues & implement solutions across North America.

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