COMPETING Podcast Category

Next LTN meeting at Inclinator Thursday November 17, 2016

Where:  Inclinator, 601 Gibson Boulevard Harrisburg, PA 17104 Phone: 855-654-7139 When:  Thursday November 17, 2016 from 8:30am to Noon What:  The subject:  The supply/demand hand=off, business process mapping, ERP and continued improvementWho:  Four per member companySafety:  No opened toed shoes, safety glasses required and available. Registration by 11/14/16  is required.  To register please go to:… Read more »

Summary LTN meeting 10/13/16 at Four Seasons

Many of us have been confronted with a challenge to improve productivity and lower costs in a specific area.  I believe it is natural to pinpoint the weakest links in that “system” , then quickly begin working to make improvements.  Often, this process is managed top down, because “we are smarter and more experienced with… Read more »

Raymond Corporation Tour Summary

Here we are at Raymond Corporation a Toyota owned manufacturer of forklifts, lift trucks and Material Handling Solutions. Our gracious and humble hosts took us deep into their facility to watch how they do their work and train operators in the best current way to do the work.  The training philosophy and concept at Raymond… Read more »

Competing – The Dark Side of Six Sigma


Six Sigma seeks to improve the quality of process outputs by identifying and removing the causes of defects (errors) and minimizing variability in manufacturing and business processes. ALL GOOD STUFF. It uses a set of quality management methods, including statistical methods, and creates a special infrastructure of people within the organization (“Champions”, “Black Belts”, “Green… Read more »

Competing Meryl Runion Rose Interview


Today we have a real treat for you as Competing podcast’s guest is, Meryl Runion Rose. I met Meryl at the 2011 Northeast Shingo Prize Conference, where, she and Mike Rother, provided one of the best training workshop I have ever witnessed.  “Kata Talk” focusing on language which supports continuous improvement’s respect for people and… Read more »

Improving the Improved


Mary Ann is one of the companies most aggressive and effective Kaizen practitioners. So it was quite disappointing when I found her very upset with Irv, her boss.  She told me when she suggested opportunities to improve the assembly cell she works in, Irv told her “come on Mary Ann, we just improved that (2… Read more »