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In a world where startups can outgrow 50 years old companies, having an entrepreneurial mindset is an increasingly valuable asset. Bureaucracy can delay the developing of disruptive ideas, but the resources available to corporations sky-rocket the chances of forming successful ventures. Intrapreneurs are lining up to conquer new markets with unprecedented speed and agility for a corporate setting. With Intrapreneur Stories, we want to demystify this role. Hear the stories, learnings, tips an ...
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Incredible Podcast for - Entrepreneurs, Wantrepreneurs, Intrapreneurials, Intrepreneurial & Startups. We share the triumphs, struggles, failures and success stories from the true life experiences of our wonderful guests. We share the triumphs, struggles, failures and success stories from the true life experiences of our wonderful guests. The goal is to present the knowledge and process to you, so that you can use some of this information to add to your own tool box and succeed more in all ph ...
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Start each workday with digestible nuggets on the benefits of running a lean organization. We cover 5 topics in 5 days in about 5 minutes. 1. Leadership- Discover key concepts for successfully leading your organization during its lean transformation. 2. Culture/Intrapreneurship- Learn how to support your intrapreneurs, those who are driving change within your organization. 3. Lean Topics- Still catching on to lean principles and methodologies? We’ll help you with the basics and advanced topi ...
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Since it is near the end of the year and your company might consider Lean training, I thought I’d give you an early present and cover what to include in your Lean training. This is not an exhaustive list- I’m breaking the topics up over several weeks. Up to this point, we have covered 12 other Lean topics- Lean History, VA vs. NVA, the 8 wastes, 6S…
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Employee engagement is going to make or break you on your Lean transformation. For those that are interested in a successful Lean Transformation, I have a secret for you. Lean is about changing the culture of your organization. Ask yourself, how do I turn my employees into daily problem solvers? One success indicator of employee engagement is havin…
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What is the purpose of your business? Is it to make money as many people believe? I took finance during my MBA program and finance says your goal is to generate shareholder value. That doesn’t sound like a great rallying cry for employees. “We have to focus on increasing our shareholder value in 2021.” Yeah, no. How about you find better ways to fo…
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Organizations have dramatically sped up their digital transformation activities. The pandemic has made companies consider a digital transformation much sooner than before. Companies of all sizes realize they need to transform. To help guide you, here are the top roles for a successful digital transformation. 1. Solution Architect Just like it sound…
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Since it’s near the end of the year and your company might consider Lean training, I thought I’d give you an early present and cover topics to include in your Lean training. This is not an exhaustive list- I’m breaking the topics up over several weeks. If you cover these topics, I know you will have a very solid start in educating employees on Lean…
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Digital transformations are important in today’s world. Even if you are an “old-school” manufacturer- you make stuff- you still have to find customers. It could be there are ways to increase the digital aspects of your products. Regardless, this will require change, and the best way to approach it is to unleash your intrapreneurs. Here are five ste…
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Let’s talk about what 2020 taught leaders and the rest of us, but first a story. The Voyager spacecraft was leaving our solar system in 1990 and NASA had it take one last picture since it was leaving our solar system. Voyager was 3.7 billion miles from the sun. What it captured has become known as the pale blue dot picture. Its impact is more than …
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One of the key elements on my American Lean Weekday podcast is the weekly interviews that I conduct with companies on their Lean Journey. These companies are from various industries and are all different sizes. I have interviewed leaders from family-owned businesses to multi-national organizations. This week is a little different, I share the mic w…
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It seems like we are just learning about Industry 4.0 and the enablers that will impact that digital transformation. Now companies are discussing what Industry 5.0 looks like. Earlier in the year, I talked about the use of cobots to support Industry 4.0. Industry 5.0 is based on humans and robots working together in close proximity. Given the advan…
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Since it’s near the end of the year and your company might consider Lean training, I thought I’d give you an early present and cover what to include in your Lean training. This is not an exhaustive list- I’m breaking the topics up over several weeks. If you cover these topics, I know you will have a very solid start in educating employees on Lean t…
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For companies that are developing their Lean transformation, a key element for supporting the transformation is sharing information within the company, and engaging employees. Establishing a Core Team of representatives from different functional areas helps with that information sharing. You should also rely on your core team to support company cul…
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Leading employees is never easy. It is more complicated given the current restrictions as we all know. Regardless, here are six leadership traits for today you can rate yourself against. If you are looking for future leaders, these are prominent traits to consider. Trait 1 – Approachable Since you probably aren’t in a face-to-face situation, your e…
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Industry 4.0 is being accelerated by what is happening during the pandemic. If you or any of your employees would like to learn about the growing need, learn about what MSSC has to offer! Upskill for industry 4.0. CPT 4.0 is a nationally portable, industry-led program that prepares and certifies individuals for career pathways in advanced manufactu…
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As the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us, companies can pivot quickly and produce entirely different products in a short period of time. The need for ventilators, n95 face masks, and other personal protective gear has made companies pivot quickly. Are you adopting Industry 4.0 quickly enough? Even organizations as large as General Motors (GM) have piv…
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Since it’s near the end of the year and your company might consider Lean training for next year, I thought I’d give you an early present and cover what to include in your Lean training. This is not an exhaustive list and I’m going to break this up over several weeks. I'll cover more topics through the end of the year. So stay tuned! If you cover th…
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I’m sure preparing for 2021 is on the minds of many organizations this time of year. Given the strange year it has been, I’m sure we all want to move on from 2020. To prepare these weekly blogs and podcasts, I do a lot of research. Like many things, the impact of working from home depends upon the company culture you already had in place. Here are …
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Leading employees is never easy. It is more complicated and messy given the current restrictions as we all know. There are still ways that you can lead with courage. Take a minute to review these and ask yourself are you a courageous leader? Since we have been recording history, there are many stories of leaders who acted courageously. Did they act…
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This week I get to interview David Goodreau the President of the Small Manufacturers Institute and he shares their mission and passion for helping small manufacturers. David helps design and implement programs that make manufacturers more profitable and give people a career. His 40-year work history is as a machinist, manager, entrepreneur, and a b…
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Cloud computing is seeing tremendous growth in many sectors and is being driven by companies such as Amazon, IBM, Alibaba, and Google. Because of the work from home situation, many of us have found ourselves in, the expected growth in this sector is expected to be 25% a year. Here are six advantages of cloud computing for manufacturers. 1. Simplifi…
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Over the thirty years that I have been honored to work with companies, I have seen fantastic, mind-blowing results from Lean efforts. I have also seen companies lose interest after a short time. They treat their Lean innovation like a Book of the Month Club or get frustrated from a lack of results. Some organizations become paralyzed and never begi…
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I’m sure preparing for 2021 is on the minds of many organizations this time of year. Given the strange year it has been, I’m sure we all want to move on from 2020. I have seen companies “decide” they want to implement Lean in the next year when they do their annual planning. What I rarely hear is we need to develop a culture that supports Lean effo…
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There have been great strides in developing vaccines for COVID-19, with four different companies announcing vaccines that will be available soon. While that is great news, the logistics of producing 300M doses in the US, keeping them cold enough for distribution- as cold as -100 degrees Fahrenheit won’t happen overnight. That said, it’s important a…
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If you are like me, I'm sure you never stopped to think about where your turkey comes from- the turkey supply chain. As you can imagine it takes a large effort for the turkey to arrive at your local grocery store in time for Thanksgiving. Here are some interesting facts about Thanksgiving in the United States. The first celebration was held in 1621…
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Undertaking a business transformation is difficult. After all, who are the only people who like change? Wet babies. Depending upon where you start, it can take a lot of heavy lifting from many people in the organization. It’s easy to get caught up conducting “activities” on a weekly or monthly basis, which is why it’s important to slow down, reflec…
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Staying with the theme of gratitude for this Thanksgiving week, I want to share some tips to develop a culture of gratitude. If you weren’t aware, there are science-based benefits of being grateful. Productivity increases, job satisfaction increases, as does your mental and physical well-being. Here are some actions to consider. 1. It starts at the…
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Here in the United States, we are beginning Thanksgiving week, which occurs this Thursday. Often this time of the year people are flying to visit family and friends. They are scurrying to prepare a large festive gathering for friends and family. The wonderful pandemic has put much of that activity on hold. I think it's even more important this year…
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One of the key elements on my American Lean Weekday podcast is the weekly interviews that I conduct with companies on their Lean Journey. These companies are from various industries and are all different sizes. I have interviewed leaders from family-owned businesses to multi-national organizations. These are keynotes from a conversation with Mike S…
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Two weeks ago, on my podcast, I interviewed a consultant who was part of a team that generated “hundreds of millions of dollars” in savings within the oil and gas industry. Knowing the vast landscape and impossible places that many oil rigs are in, it makes sense oil and gas is at the forefront of IIoT adoption. Here’s what they are doing. 1. Infor…
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When people go through change they move through four stages of change. I cover the four stages in this episode. Denial Resistance Exploration Commitment Everyone goes through these changes at their own pace. In this podcast I offer ways to help this transition. Rate and Review Here More show notes are here Schedule a free 1/2 call with Tom Reed. Bu…
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If you have been around the change management world at all, you’ll hear estimates that 70% of change initiatives fail. Why is that you ask? It often starts at the top. Leadership moved too fast with the implementation, there wasn’t a focus on training employees on the new methods, etc. Often ignored is the fact the culture isn’t ready to accept cha…
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We hear a lot about servant leadership, but do you know what that means? More importantly, how do you implement servant leadership in your company? Servant leadership is not a natural way of leading, but you can develop servant leaders if you have patience, persistence and practice. I want to provide some tips in this blog. Tip 1 - Understand your …
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One of the key elements on my American Lean Weekday podcast is the weekly interviews that I conduct with companies on their Lean Journey. These companies are from various industries and are all different sizes. I have interviewed leaders from family-owned businesses to multi-national organizations. These are keynotes from a conversation with Tim Ba…
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I'm sure you have heard of the four P's in marketing. In a digital marketplace there will be 7 P's. Learn about them here! Price Place Promotion Product People Processes Physical Evidence Rate and Review Here More show notes are here Schedule a free 1/2 call with Tom Reed. Buy the Lean Game Plan Follow me on Twitter@dailyleancoach Join me on Linked…
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In this podcast I cover the five mindsets that hold companies back from getting started on a Lean Innovation. We're unique We're not Toyota We're high mix/low volume We don't have time We can't afford outside coaches Hear how you can overcome these mindsets and the benefits you will receive! Rate and Review Here More show notes are here Schedule a …
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Developing a communication driven culture is important if you are going to have long-term success, especially now. We all know that it is harder to communicate via Zoom or Teams or any of the other remote communication platforms. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make improvements in your communication. I’m going to assume we have all been in a situa…
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When you have a servant leader mindset, you are there for your employees and not the other way around, it’s important to ask open-ended supportive questions. Realize that employees are struggling with homeschooling and working from home. Employees that live alone have had their social interactions change overnight. I want to provide some great serv…
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One of the key elements on my American Lean Weekday podcast is the weekly interviews that I conduct with companies on their Lean Journey. These companies are from various industries and are all different sizes. I have interviewed leaders from family-owned businesses to multi-national organizations. These are keynotes from a conversation with Ben Gr…
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There are nine enablers in industry 4.0 and this podcast introduces them. Cybersecurity/blockchain Cloud computing Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Big Data System Integration Autonomous robots (cobots) Additive manufacturing (3D printing) Augmented reality Digital twins/simulation Learn about the technology changes coming to your company soon!…
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There are four simple steps I have road-tested over the years that will make your Lean transformation easier and successful! Follow these for success. Vision- Develop your unique Lean Game Plan Employee training camps- Train employees on Lean topics Execute the Lean Game Plan- Conduct Rapid Improvement Events (RIE's) Half time adjustments- measure …
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I have spent a career working with American companies. All kinds of companies. Large ones, small ones, family-owned companies. There isn't much I haven't seen manufactured. I've worked with government agencies to help them as well. In some small way I have helped each company improve and become more competitive. I know Lean helps companies increase…
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Some great things are coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic. One is the digitization of many businesses that need to evolve. This requires leaders to evolve and adapt as well. Operating in large silos and departments is hard to accomplish in a digital environment. Here is what future leadership looks like. 1. Manage across a value stream Having leade…
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Lean accounting may not sound very exciting, but this podcast episode with Jerry Solomon brings all kinds of energy and excitement! Jerry shares how he moved from an accounting role into VP of Operations roles and shares the struggles of getting business performance information that employees can use to make improvements. These are some key points …
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A digital twin allows companies to develop a digital version of any scenario they might face in the physical world. Businesses can research, create, test, simulate, and prepare for any scenario they think occurs. Digital twins can optimize your operations. There are many practical uses for digital twins. Digital twins can model and optimize any par…
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Is your organization preparing their strategic planning efforts for next year? I’m sure everyone is eager to complete 2020 and move on. Regardless of how your business has changed, one thing that shouldn’t change is your True North. Your True North doesn’t change. It is the guiding element that your company truly believes in. Your culture develops …
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In a recent PwC study, 80% of American consumers say that speed, convenience, knowledgeable help, and friendly service are the most important elements of a positive experience. How does your organization measure against those elements? It’s important to realize that your culture drives your customer experience. If you want a better customer experie…
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The reports of companies stating they will allow employees to work from home forever are growing every day. Twitter, Square (same CEO), Shopify, Slack, Facebook, are a few of the tech companies stating employees can work from home indefinitely. Many fintech companies like Mastercard, Capital One, and others are allowing employees to work from home.…
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One of the key elements on my American Lean Weekday podcast is the weekly interviews that I conduct with companies on their Lean Journey. These companies are from various industries and are all different sizes. I have interviewed leaders from family-owned businesses to multi-national organizations. These are keynotes from a conversation with MD Eng…
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I’m always searching for articles to gather information to share with you regarding Industry 4.0 and other topics. Two weeks ago I mentioned how Porsche and Bugatti are 3D printing brake calipers and replacement parts for their cars. This week, I want to share how Mercedes Benz is taking a holistic approach to Industry 4.0 technologies to integrate…
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