Noted author and consultant Norman Bodek is featured in the first two episodes of the LeanBlog Podcast, available now. The LeanBlog Podcast uses the new “podcast” medium to help explain Toyota Production System and lean manufacturing concepts to a large audience of companies that are implementing lean in industries ranging from manufacturing to banking and healthcare.
The podcasts are an extension of the LeanBlog Web site, which has been featuring discussion and commentary about lean manufacturing since February 2005. The LeanBlog site currently receives more than 300 visitors per day.
Future episodes of the LeanBlog Podcast will feature other innovators and thought leaders in the lean manufacturing world, including author and consultant Jamie Flinchbaugh, of the
The podcasts can be heard and downloaded by visiting www.leanpodcast.org or www.leanblog.org. The podcasts are also available for free download with Apple iTunes software and the iTunes Music Store.’
In the first podcast episode, Bodek and Graban discuss the development of “kaizen” (continuous improvement) and suggestion programs at
The second podcast focuses on the lean concept of not blaming individual employees for quality defects or other problems that occur in the workplace. Bodek said, “Respect for people is the key difference between