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Kata on Fire!

The Leaning Edge
March 3, 2017 1:00 PM


The Leaning Edge welcomes to the show Dan Vermeesch lean champion and plant manager at Micron Mfg Co. Dan explains what Kata means and the two types of kata and how to use them.

Dan currently serves as Chairman of the Management Update Committee for the Precision Machined Products Association (PMPA) and is a Director on the Board of the Michigan Lean Consortium (MLC).

Despite all of the above, Dan learned everything he knows about Lean, management and leadership while growing up in the potato fields of the family farm.

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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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