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LEAN Interviews from the 8th Annual MLC Conference

The Leaning Edge
August 31, 2018 5:00 PM

LEANHostess Debra Levantrosser catches up with LEAN experts at the 8th Annual Michigan Lean Consortium Conference

Her guests range from the incoming president of the Michigan Lean Consortium, an eight year attendee of the conference, a keynoter from the first afternoon, and a frequent guest of 'The Leaning Edge'.

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Hear Debra discuss the background and ideas from new MLC President Allen Woodliff. Steve Palmreuter of Boost Value Consulting explains his company and what keeps him coming back to the annual conference. Laura Kempf spoke with Debra ahead of her stage time as a Keynoter sharing her Lean Journey, and her role with IBM Watson Health. And then Debra connects with frequent guest of this show, it's Amy Long, Senior Continuous Improvement Analyst, Amrock, Detroit, MI.

Debra's conversations with Allen, Steve, Laura, and Amy are shared below, so please click play on the embedded SoundCloud PodCasts.

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  • Laura Kempf
  • Amy Long

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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