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Lean Transformation & Visual Management

The Leaning Edge
March 23, 2018 2:00 PM

me.jpgOn this segment of the Leaning Edge is guest Bob Sturza and he covers the importance of visual management. Bob is a performance improvement professional at Covenant Healthcare in Saginaw, MI. He has over 25 years’ experience in plant, field service operations, government and healthcare (inpatient and outpatient). He is proficient in quality engineering techniques including internal and external auditing, Six Sigma, LEAN and supplier development. 

He is proficient in quality engineering techniques including internal and external auditing, Six Sigma, LEAN and supplier development. Bob has served as the President for The Michigan Association for Healthcare Quality and a subject matter volunteer for the Michigan Lean Consortium. He is a graduate of Cleary University and hold numerous professional certifications.

 

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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