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Operations & Lean Practices

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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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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How to Balance the Opportunities of Owning a Small Business and Being a Practicing Attorney

Business Next
June 15, 2017 12:00 PM

Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, profiles Small Business Association of Michigan VIP member Christine Caswell of Caswell Law PLLC, to learn more about the challenges of being a small business owner and a practicing attorney.

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New Michigan Energy Law Opens Door for Enhanced Energy Services and Reliability

Business Next
June 15, 2017 11:00 AM

Michael Rogers, communications officer for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Valerie Brader, executive director of the Michigan Energy Agency. The Michigan Agency for Energy’s (MAE) mission is to advance an adaptable, affordable, reliable, and environmentally-protective energy future for Michigan.  The MAE’s work focuses on several areas:

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