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  • Lean Office with Tracy Parks

    in Business

    The revolution in Lean and Six Sigma have done wonders for the manufacturers capable of embracing them. Healthcare is working hard at embracing Lean now as well. What about those of us who do office work? Can we become Lean? Does Lean even make sense in an office?


    Properly adapted, Lean principles can improve any process anywhere, and guest expert Tracy Parks specializes in helping offices run Lean. Learn how you can simplify workflow, eliminate waste and improve efficiency.


    Tracy Parks, CEO & Founder is a gifted, engaging and enthusiastic leader, speaker, and experienced trainer, passionate about developing and delivering innovative and practical solutions and imparting skill development to help clients manage information more efficiently.


    Having spent 25 years as an entrepreneur and business owner, Tracy created Simplicated LLC out of her desire to share the lessons learned throughout her career. As the founder and owner of four successful businesses, she fully appreciates the pressures facing the business professional.


    See more at http://www.simplicated.com/

  • 01:00

    Start Your Productive Year with LEAN Thinking

    in Business

    How you start the new year will set the tone and pace for the rest of the year. It isnt about the resolutions it is about the follow through. If the goals and resolutions you create are realistic the main reason people dont follow through is all mindset. 


    We will start the year off the year of productivity by talking about Lean as a mindset, so we can shift the way we look at things. Many people first heard about Lean as part of manufacturing. It is most quantifiable in this atmosphere but can be applied anywhere and everywhere.


    On this show we are going to teach you what LEAN is and how simple it can be to identify and eliminate waste. In addition we will look at why people fail in their implementation and YOU can avoid it.


    Todays Guest: Paul Akers


    Paul Akers is founder and president of FastCap, an international product development with distribution in 40 countries.


    FastCap based in Bellingham Washington launches approximately 20 new innovative products per year and is regarded as a lean leader among American manufacturers.  The grandchild of Greek immigrants, Paul was born and raised in Southern California where he graduated with honors from Biola University.  He Worked in Pasadena restoring historical homes and taught Highschool industrial arts.


    His Passion is teaching others how to implement Lean thinking in their own business and personal life.  Paul has worked with the US navy, IDF Israel Defense Forces, major European Banks as well companies and organization all over the world . Paul is a master craftsman, gardener, and designer. He built his home aGreene and Greene style house in Bellingham, Washington, as well as the furniture and guitars.

  • 00:26

    The Lean Supply Chain: Managing the Challenge at Tesco

    in Business

    Today Buyers Meeting Point welcomes Robert Mason and Barry Evans, co-authors of the book ‘The Lean Supply Chain: Managing the Challenge at Tesco. It was published in September of 2015 and you can read my review on Buyers Meeting Point. 


    Barry Evans spent time working at Tesco as a Lean Process Manager where he developed ways in which lean thinking could be applied to Tesco’s supply chain.  He has also joined the Lean Enterprise Research Centre at Cardiff Business School as a Senior Research Associate.


    Robert Mason is a Senior Lecturer in Logistics and Operations Management at Cardiff Business School and has led many business research projects with Tesco as a partner.


    In this conversation we discuss:



    The lessons learned at Tesco that the business leaders of today and tomorrow should embrace
    What having a 'lean supply chain' means in grocery retail
    The changes being seen in consumer behavior today and what businesses need to do in response


    You may also be interested in reading 'Key Trends Transforming the Food Retail Landscape' by the authors on the Kogan Page Blog or 'A Personal Look at Tesco and the Resiliency of their Supply Chain' on Buyers Meeting Point.


     

  • 00:11

    "LEAN on ME"

    in Spirituality

    "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." JOHN 14:6...It's time for us to lean on JESUS...He is liable, He is Faithful. He Is Alive. 

  • 01:00

    MyNDTALK - The Lean Anthology

    in Psychology

    The Lean Anthology
    Rebecca Goldberg is a woman of many hats - going from a single woman to a married mom, to a single mom and then a business consultant - her story is one that will resonate with many.  Rebecca uses her business acumen to restructure her single parent life in a way that is healthy and affirming for her and her children.  Learn from her experiences and take The Lean Anthology into your life - make it work for you! ? 

  • 01:02

    s5-e1 Lean Manufacturing followed by Purchasing Managers Index Reports

    in News

    Tuesday, Sept 15, 2015 1:00-2:00pm ET – Join Christian Koestler, Vice President of Operations for STIHL, Inc., and Michael Daly, Director of Operations for Hypertherm, as they discuss lean manufacturing and eliminating waste and overburdened systems from your manufacturing processes with hosts Tim Grady and Lew Weiss.  Then stay on as Norbert Orr, Director and Head of Industry Surveys for Strategas Research Partners and the former Chair of the Institute of Supply Managment’s Manufacturing Business Survey Committee provides comparative commentary on 18 Purchasing Managers Index reports that are compiled worldwide and find out how and why they’re performing as they are.

  • 00:19

    An Entrepreneur's Guide to a Lean Business Plan

    in Marketing

    Harness your marketing potential, capitalize on your capabilities and tap into the power of community, conversation and commentary on The Marketing Mojo Show, a 15-minute podcast and Twitter chat for small to medium-sized businesses and organizations. 


    On this episode, find out why your small business needs a plan from Tim Berry, the founder of Palo Alto Software, author of Hurdle: The Book on Business Planning and official business plan expert at Entrepreneur.com.  And whether you're just getting started or are off and running, you'll gain insiight on how to craft a lean business plus get an introduction to a new concept and soon-to-be-published book, Lean Business Planning. Stir the conversation with a response to our question of the month:  Does your company have a formal business plan? Tag responses with #mymarketingmojo for a chance to hear your comment during the live episode and to participate in the live chat.


    The Marketing Mojo Show is produced by LGK Marketing, a&n

  • 01:31

    NutritionPlanX Part II - How to get lean and live a Fat - Metabolized life!

    in Health

    Tonight 6PM PST


    NutritionPlanX Part II - How to get nutritionally balanced, detox your body, and live a Fat-Metabolized life in 30 days..


    The buzz about my all new nutritionplanX is trending in a big way...


    Because everyone who hears about NutritionPlanX and gets it, has to have it!


    Until you detox the body and get it nutritionally balanced, you can pretty much forget about getting lean, fit and sexy.


    PERIOD!!!


    Join me tonight LIVE and I will share with you what I've discovered.


    How I'm using this new program to change, my health, build a lean, sexy body at 54 years old.


    Skyrocket my energy, sleep better, build strength, improve my stamina, and feel better than I have in years all in less than 30 days.


    This WILL change your life forever as it has changed mine.


    Knowledge is power and NutrtionplanX is the tool you need to get finally off the hampster wheel to stop dieting and start living in the body of your life...

  • 00:36

    "Lean In More"... II Cor. 12:7-10; II Chronicles 7:14: Apostle E. Cooper - ELRC

    in Christianity

    I was watching a boxing match on a movie once and I heards the boxers coach say to the star boxer while he was in his corner... "he is killing you out there, you have to "Lean in... Lean in more". I had no idea what he meant but when the boxer went out to meet his opponent he placed his feet in a stance and leaned in towards the opponent and started throwing thrusting punches with a powerful force until he knocked the man out. "Lean in more..." 


    We the people of God carry much weight on our shoulders. But we have to learn how to stand firmly on hard core effectual prayer at all times and daily without ceasing. Somethings happen to get us into the place that God has laid for us, but then there are things that happen that we bring to our own selves. When we pray continually for people and we wonder why there is no instant relief. Don't give up praying just pray the more... "Lean In More."

  • 00:30

    Learning from Lean Healthcare - with Mark Graban

    in Business

    What can any CEO or business owner -- or any manager -- learn from the Lean movement, and especially, the growing adoption of Lean by the healthcare industry? How can you cut costs, improve quality, and boost employee engagement and work satisfaction, all at once?


    My guest is Mark Graban, author of Lean Hospitals and an expert on helping firms adop Lean thinking and Lean practices. 


    Mark has made Lean his career focus for nearly 20 years – starting with studying Dr. Deming’s work as an undergraduate engineering student at Northwestern University, then formally studying Lean in the classroom at Northwestern and as a master’s student at MIT, and then receiving extensive on-the-job mentoring and training.


    Mark has led and participated in Lean transformations in manufacturing and healthcare organizations. His books include Lean Hospitals, Healthcare Kaizen, and more.

  • 00:50

    THE SOLO HOUR #10 featuring G LEAN The "STACKIN CHIPS RESURRECTION" Edition

    in Music

    In this episode I will be showcasing G Lean and answering emails and running my mouth as usual SOLO LIFE .