LEAN 911


Tune in as Mark DeLuzio, pioneer of the modern Lean movement answers all of your pressing Lean questions.

Recent Lean 911 Episodes

Whatever Happened to Kaizen?

More and more companies today are on the Lean bandwagon. There are plenty of Gemba Boards, fancy posters, Lean polo shirts, and don’t forget the yellow tape. But when asked about their Kaizen activity, the response is lethargic, at best. Learn how a rigorous and disciplined Kaizen approach is essential to any Lean transformation.

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3P and Moonshine with Jon Boucher

The Production Preparation Process (3P) was invented by Chihiro Nakao, who is known as the Father of Moonshine (FOM). Nakao, one of the original disciples of Taiichi Ohno, (Father of the Toyota Production System) taught us at Danaher and GE how to develop processes that will drive your company to industry-wide competitive advantage. Learn from Jon Boucher, a star pupil and disciple of Nakao, how 3P and Moonshine are that part of Lean that few will ever learn, and why your company should adopt this practice.

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Basic Lean Humor – GAN AWAY

All good humor has some truth to it. Please see Mark’s parody on how to get rid of GAN (Japanese for Cancer) from your organization with our new product GAN-AWAY! Just one spray and GAN is removed forever! GAN comes in many forms, including new consulting inventions that pull your attention away from the basics of Lean. Therefore, the title, “Basic” Lean Humor. Enjoy!

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Lean Administrative Processes with Joe Rutz

Joe Rutz, Managing Director of Lean Horizons Consulting, was instrumental in the development of the Danaher Business System (DBS). Joe brought his experience in information technologies and administration to bring DBS to the next level. Learn from Joe his principles and guidelines as to when to apply information technology to an administrative process and when to not! Better yet, learn that IT solutions need to work for you, rather than the other way around!

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My 10 Rules of a Process

Learn what it takes to be able to call your process a “process.” These 10 Rules of a Process outline the basic framework of a process, and when followed, greatly increases the probability of sustaining and subsequently improving your results. If you focus on the process, the results will follow!

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Mark DeLuzio principal architect of the Danaher Business System

Meet the Host of Lean 911


 Mark DeLuzio


Mark DeLuzio—known as a pioneer of Lean and the principal architect of the Danaher Business System—serves as a trusted advisor to senior leaders in global manufacturing organizations whose financial and operations metrics have flatlined. Leveraging his unmatched and inventive experience, Mark helps them think differently about how to optimize their approach system-wide.