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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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Recent Posts

Auch Lean Path

The Leaning Edge
September 12, 2017 2:00 PM

The Leaning Edge welcomes Eric Shumaker Senior Project Mgr at George W. Auch Company to talk about how Auch uses Lean as a practice for Pre-Construction and Construction.

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Using Lean to Create Cultural Change | Ray Muscat

The Leaning Edge
August 15, 2017 4:00 PM

While in Traverse City Michigan, at the Michigan Lean Consortium's 7th Annual Conference - 'Achieving True North: LEAD-ENGAGE-ACCELERATE-NOW; Debra Levantrosser host of MBN's The Leaning Edge speaks with Raymond Muscat, Industry Director for the Tauber Institute for Global Operations at the University of Michigan.

They discuss how lean practices are being used to create cultural change in a organization.

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Linking Vision, Plan and People

The Leaning Edge
July 13, 2017 12:00 PM

Debra talks with Dan Rinehart, CI/QA Specialist, Britten Studios. They talk about linking vision, plan, and people. 

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Public and Private Sector Lean Transformation

The Leaning Edge
July 13, 2017 11:00 AM

Debra talks with Jeff Fuchs, Executive Director, Maryland World Class Consortia, about public and private sector lean transformation.

He will be a morning Keynote Speaker Wednesday August 2nd for the 2017 Michigan Lean Consortium Annual Conference; Finding True North:Lead, Engage, Accelerate, Now! Here is a bit about Jeff:

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What to Expect at the 7th Annual MLC statewide Conference

The Leaning Edge
July 13, 2017 10:00 AM

Debra talks with Betsy Williams, training specialist and business development Northwestern Michigan College- MLC board member. They touch on what to expect at the 7th annual MLC Statewide Conference in Traverse City August 2-4, 2017, which has many networking and learning oppurtunities. Here is a bit about Betsy:

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Body Armor Manufacturer creating new processes

The Leaning Edge
July 13, 2017 9:00 AM

Debra talks with Patricia Malone, CFO, COO Armor Express, about creating new business processes. And that will also be her session topic coming up in August for the Michigan Lean Consortium's 7th Annual Conference in Traverse City. Here is a bit about Patricia:

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Matt Albin, Lean Leader, Amway Corporation

The Leaning Edge
July 11, 2017 10:00 AM

Debra talks with Matt about lean product development methods to transform your innovation process. 

That will be the topic of his Active Learning Session while at the 7th Annual Michigan Lean Consortium Conference - Achieving True North: Lead-Engage-Accelerate-Now in Traverse City in August.

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Jeff Downs Teaches the four disciplines of Strategic Goal Execution

The Leaning Edge
June 27, 2017 10:00 AM

Debra talks with Jeff Downs about The Four Disciplines of Strategic Goal Execution. Mr. Downs is also an upcoming keynoter in August for the Michigan Lean Consortium's annual conference set for Traverse City, MI.

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Why Your Manufacturing Company Needs Lean in Services

The Leaning Edge
June 27, 2017 9:00 AM

Debra gets back together with Karyn Ross, Principal, Karyn Ross Consulting, co-author, The Toyota Way to Service Excellence, this time they talk about why your manufacturing company needs lean in services.

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Michigan Author talks about Lean Practices

The Leaning Edge
June 26, 2017 4:00 PM

Gene Goodson, Michigan Author, talks with Debra Levantrosser about his new book: Rate Lean: Fast. He discusses how to rate your plant for Lean – Fast.

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