A Quality Podcast

by John Thacker Jr

All things Lean and Continuous Improvement with your hosts, John Thacker Jr and Jake Harrell! Join us for insightful conversations with industry leaders, consultants, and others as we explore the world of Lean. Never dry, never dull, and sometimes a bit irreverent. Don't miss an episode! John Thacker Jr. is an MBA and Lean Six Sigma Black belt with decades of experience in manufacturing, supply chain, 3PL, and consulting. Jak... Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 3

  • S03 E15 - How to do Risk Management Right

    S03 E15 - How to do Risk Management Right

    Hit a snag? A big one? Perhaps you have come to the gripping realization that your risk management is not up to snuff - or perhaps you want to ensure that it is up to snuff before you hit that big snag! Mark Sneeringer is an exper...

    01:00:17
  • S03 E14 - Overcoming Resistance to Change with Lee Houghton

    S03 E14 - Overcoming Resistance to Change with Lee Houghton

    Have you ever struggled to enact change within an organization? You are not alone! In this episode, Lee Houghton discusses important elements to change, what to expect when leading change, and how to overcome resistance to change....

    52:36
  • S03 E13 - Saving the State with Lean Six Sigma! feat. Shayne Daughenbaugh

    S03 E13 - Saving the State with Lean Six Sigma! feat. Shayne Daughenbaugh

    You may be surprised to learn that some state governments - notably Nebraska - employ an entire CI department! This week Shayne Daughenbaugh, Continuous Improvement Manager and LSS Black Belt with the state of Nebraska, joins us t...

    59:18
  • S03 E12 - Change Fatigue! with Albert Oktovianus

    S03 E12 - Change Fatigue! with Albert Oktovianus

    If you are are in business, you are in the business of change...and that can have significant negative consequences on employee morale, retention, and performance. Albert Oktovianus has a background in industrial engineering, and ...

    52:44
  • S03 E11 - Solving Real Problems with Jesse DePriest

    S03 E11 - Solving Real Problems with Jesse DePriest

    Several years ago a special unit of military commandos was sentenced to prison for a crime they didn't commit. They promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Lean underground. If you have a problem, if no one else c...

    54:07