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Operations & Lean Practices

Small Steps, Big Change

The Leaning Edge
September 12, 2017 4:00 PM

The Leaning Edge welcomes Paul Critchley President, New England Lean Consulting to talk about how big sustainable changes come from the little things along the way.

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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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The Benefits of Having Good Life and Disability Programs for your Employees

Business Next
August 14, 2017 1:00 PM

Michael Rogers talks with Darrell Oliver, Michigan Sales Manager for Dearborn National Life Insurance Company, about why small business owners, particularly in this era of very tight labor markets, should consider adding life and disability programs to their list of employee benefits.

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The advantages of using business credit cards in your operation

Business Next
July 21, 2017 4:00 PM

Michael Rogers talks with Elizabeth Rose retail product manager for Independent Bank, to learn more about the pros and cons of business credit cards in the small business environment.

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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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