E104: The Lean Journey at Rockwell Collins with Clay Jones - Part 1
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by Brion Hurley
19h ago
For the next few podcasts, I'll be sharing clips from a 2006 speech given by Rockwell Collins CEO, Clay Jones. I worked at Rockwell Collins from 1999-2017, and was heavily involved in the Lean Electronics program. I credit Clay and the "Lean Electronics" program for giving me the skills and experience to make this my passion, allowing me to eventually open up my consulting business, BPI. In this video, you'll hear him discuss how he first learned about Lean from Boeing, and what the customers were telling him about their products and services and what needed to improve. You can watch the ent ..read more
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E103: How to gather data before starting an improvement project
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by Brion Hurley
1w ago
In a recent class I taught, we were discussing the Project Charter, which asks you to fill in the baseline data for the metric you're trying to improve. I explain how you need to be persistent to find data, and not to start a project if you don't have any data, especially for a training class, or for your first project. I also answer a student question about how many samples you need for the baseline. You can also listen to a previous podcast (episode #25) about why we need 30 data points: https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/VAoKfXBelJb If you're interested in taking a Lean, Green Belt or Bl ..read more
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E102: How Green Belt training can benefit you personally and your organization
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by Brion Hurley
2w ago
In this podcast, I share a short clip from a recent training class, explaining the benefits of Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training to an organization, but more importantly, why it's important to the people attending the clas personally. If you're interested in taking a Lean, Green Belt or Black Belt course, consider these self-paced affordable courses from OpEx Training: https://www.leansixsigmadefinition.com/shop/ Need help in your organization, or want to discuss your current work situation? ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Let's talk! Schedule a free support call⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Podcast Sponsor: Creative Safety ..read more
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E100: How 6 M's and Fishbone (Ishikawa) or Cause and Effect Diagrams Can Help Reduce Water Consumption Usage in your Company
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by Brion Hurley
2M ago
In episode 100, I share a segment of a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training course I conducted, where I went into details about the Fishbone Diagram and the 6 M's, and I thought you might find it useful. When you are trying to uncover possible causes of a problem, using the 6 M's with a Fishbone Diagram is a great way to enhance your team brainstorming, and methodically narrow down the causes through a process of elimination. I've also posted a video of the slides I presented, if you want to see the graphics and gain more insights from what I shared. Links Video "How 6 M's and Fishbone (Ishika ..read more
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E99: Excerpt from the book, "Lean Six Sigma for Good - Lessons from the Gemba (Volume 1)"
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by Brion Hurley
3M ago
In episode 97, we released an excerpt by Elisabeth Swan from "Lean Six Sigma for Good: Lessons from the Gemba (Volume 1)" This is an excerpt from the audiobook version Volume 1. I share the story of running a small nonprofit organization in Portland, called Recycling Advocates (now called Waste-free Advocates). We created a fundraiser conference called Zero Waste Conference, to promote the reduction of items going to the landfill. I was able to incorporate some Lean and Six Sigma principles to the event planning to prevent issues like parking confusion, sign-in delays, seating charts, pre ..read more
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E98: Lean Six Sigma training and Coaching Program Case Studies
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by Brion Hurley
3M ago
In this podcast, I expand on Podcast #96, where I talked about the questions to consider in a training and coaching program. I go through 6 different case studies of customized training and coaching programs I've helped develop with clients to meet their specific needs, and how the payback on training is often as short as a few months! If you'd like to get a quote for some training options, ⁠fill out this training request form⁠, and we'll be in touch, or contact me at ⁠⁠⁠brion@biz-pi.com⁠⁠⁠ Links ⁠Article: What is the best option for our company to receive the most effective Lean Six Sigma T ..read more
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E97: Excerpt from the book, "Lean Six Sigma for Good - Lessons from the Gemba (Volume 2)"
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by Brion Hurley
3M ago
This is an excerpt from the audiobook version of "Lean Six Sigma for Good: Lessons from the Gemba (Volume 2)" Elisabeth Swan shares the story of volunteering with the Cape Cod Childcare Development nonprofit organization. She discusses getting a call from the CEO to help the organization utilize more Lean Six Sigma Green Belt skills and methods within the organization. In one of the examples highlighted in her chapter, she shares how they reviewed their expenses and processes, and managed to update the ordering process, consolidate vendors, reduce the number of steps involved in getting s ..read more
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E96: What is the best option for effective Lean Six Sigma training and coaching?
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by Brion Hurley
3M ago
When I talk to clients about training their team, that usually opens up a lot of questions in my mind that we'll need to discuss before I can give them a ballpark number quote. In this podcast, I run through the questions you need to consider in order to create an effective training program that will result in hands-on application and payback on the investment, while keeping the costs minimal. If you'd like to get a quote for some training options, fill out this training request form, and we'll be in touch, or contact me at ⁠⁠brion@biz-pi.com⁠⁠ Links Article: What is the best option for our ..read more
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E95: Hypothesis Testing Basics - Can James Bond tell the difference between a shaken or stirred martini?
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by Brion Hurley
4M ago
To explain the concepts of hypothesis testing (null and alternative hypothesis statements), I use an example of James Bond. His famous line is "shaken, not stirred" when ordering a martini. In a hypothesis test, we would set the null (default) hypothesis to say that he cannot tell the difference. The alternative hypothesis would be proven if there was data showing he could tell the difference (better than guessing or chance). Hope this helps you understand the concept of hypothesis testing a little more clearly. Are you interested? Contact me at ⁠brion@biz-pi.com⁠ Links ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Need hel ..read more
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E94: Interested in a Free "Lean at Home" Coaching Program?
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by Brion Hurley
4M ago
Back in 2020, I created a course called "Home Efficiency Using Japanese Lean Productivity Techniques" and I'm offering a free coaching program this month to help you complete the course and get help implementing the concepts into your personal life. Are you interested? Contact me at brion@biz-pi.com Links ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Home Efficiency Using Japanese Lean Productivity Techniques (Video course) Podcast episodes #50-56 (Audio version of course) E50: "Lean at Home" Course - Introduction: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/leansixsigmabursts/episodes/E50-Lean-at-Home-Course---Introduction-e1f5r ..read more
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