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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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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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Fire Chief John Lehman of Grand Rapids talks Lean Practices

The Leaning Edge
June 26, 2017 3:00 PM

Debra interviews John Lehman, fire chief of Grand Rapids, about key note speech at the upcoming MLC (Michigan Lean Constortium) conference. 

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The Intersection of Project Management and Lean at DTE Energy

The Leaning Edge
June 26, 2017 2:00 PM

Debra talks with Bob Richard, Senior VP of Major Enterprise Projects at DTE Energy about the intersection of Project Management and Lean at DTE Energy. 

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Community Impact: How to Transform Communities with Scientific Thinking

The Leaning Edge
May 23, 2017 10:00 AM

Debra talks with Jason Schulist, VP of Continuous Improvement, Appvion, about how communities can be transformed with scientific thinking. Here is a little bit about Jason Schulist:

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The Implementation of Lean To Improve the Delivery of Legal Services

The Leaning Edge
May 19, 2017 4:00 PM

Debra Levantrosser discusses the implementation of Lean to improve the delivery of Legal service with Greg Avesian, Director, Business Process Solutions, The Orlans Group, Troy, MI.

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Why Your Manufacturing Company Needs Lean in Services

The Leaning Edge
May 19, 2017 3:00 PM

Debra Levantrosser speaks with Author, Keynote Speaker, Lean and Creativity Coach and Consultant, Karyn Ross who is the Principal, Karyn Ross Consulting, co-author, "The Toyota Way to Service Excellence". They discuss why your manufacturing company needs lean in services.

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