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Jess Orr on What She Learned by Leaving Toyota

Lean Blog Audio

http://www.leanblog.org/audio291 Last week was our fifth annual KaiNexus User Conference (or "KaiNexicon" as we now call it). One of our keynote speakers was Jess Orr, a former Toyota engineer who shared perspectives on what it was like to now lead continuous improvement in another company. Jess has previously presented three webinars for us at KaiNexus (see links at the end of the post) and she always has something insightful to say. I took a lot of notes during her talk, so here are some of the highlights as I captured them.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lean-blog-audio/support

7mins

11 Oct 2019

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GA 235 | How to Embody the Spirit of Toyota with Jess Orr

Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Six Sigma | Toyota Kata | Productivity | Leadership

This week's guest is former Toyota employee Jess Orr. Jess reflected on her time there by sharing their "10 Attitudes" with us, which really capture the overall spirit of Toyota. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.In this episode you'll learn: Jess's background (2:53) One of her favorite quotes (4:34) How she discovered this list (5:38) The first attitude (8:27) The second attitude (11:20) The third attitude (13:43) The fourth attitude (18:35) The fifth attitude (22:20) Why the list uses English and Japanese terminology (25:20) The sixth attitude (27:29) The seventh attitude (29:52) The eighth attitude (33:45) The ninth attitude (38:28) The tenth attitude (40:32) Jess's final words of wisdom (43:45)Podcast Resources Right Click to Download this Podcast as an MP3 Download a Free Audio Book at Audible.com Jess's Blog What the 10 Toyota "Attitudes" Mean to Me Jess's AME Practitioner Presentation GA 142 | How to Engage People with Jess Orr GA 186 | How to Transition into Different Lean Roles with Jess Orr AME San Diego 2018Join us in San Diego from October 29th to November 1st for the 2018 International AME Conference. From incredible keynote speakers, to small group discussions, to simply networking with other continuous improvement practitioners, this is truly a powerful conference you won't want to miss.Use promo code "Gemba10" for 10% off your registration. Learn more here.Join us for our annual cocktail party at Sally's Fish House & Bar on Tuesday, October 30th. RSVP here.Subscribe & Never Miss New Episodes!Click to Subscribe in iTunesIf you enjoyed this podcast please be sure to subscribe on iTunes. Once you're a subscriber all new episodes will be downloaded to your iTunes account and smartphone.The easiest way for iPhone users to listen to the show is via the free, and incredible, Podcast app.You can download it here. CLICK HERE to subscribe to the Gemba Academy podcast on iTunes.You can also subscribe via Stitcher which is definitely Android friendly.What Do You Think?Which one of the 10 Attitudes resonates with you the most? Why?

46mins

4 Oct 2018

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Jess Orr, Lessons from Toyota and Beyond

Lean Blog Interviews - Healthcare, Manufacturing, Business, and Leadership

http://www.leanblog.org/311 My guest for Episode 311 is Jess Orr, a continuous improvement practitioner at WestRock, a large paper and packaging company, where she helps plants foster a culture of continuous improvement and employee engagement. Her experience includes working directly for Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky. She is particularly passionate about sharing best practices across industries, which motivated her to found Yokoten Learning. In today's episode, we talk about her path from Six Sigma Black Belt to a Lean-thinking engineer at Toyota. How did she progress from solving problems herself to developing others? We'll talk about a blog post that she wrote for this blog earlier this year, Lean and ROI, leadership and culture, and much more. What is it like working outside of Toyota again? I hope you enjoy the discussion.

51mins

24 Jul 2018

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GA 186 | How to Transition into Different Lean Roles with Jess Orr

Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Six Sigma | Toyota Kata | Productivity | Leadership

This week's guest is Jess Orr. Ron sat down with Jess at AME Boston to discuss her transition from working at Toyota to taking on a new role at another company. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.In this episode you'll learn: Jess's background (3:54) The tools Toyota uses (6:05) About their A3 process (7:28) Why Jess left Toyota (8:10) The transition from Toyota to her new job (9:02) What did and didn't work (11:26) How Jess started (12:43) A hidden aspect of Toyota (16:59) The biggest opportunities (18:56) What Jess would tell her younger self (20:54) Jess's advice (22:35) Book recommendations (23:35) What Jess is most proud of as it relates to lean (28:01) The things Jess wants to have done a year from now (31:30)Podcast Resources Right Click to Download this Podcast as an MP3 Download a Free Audio Book at Audible.com Jess on LinkedIn Jess's Email Jess's Blog Post on Leaving Toyota 2 Second Lean Everything I Know About Lean I Learned in First Grade KaiNexus Podcast Creating a Lean Culture The Toyota Way Toyota CultureSubscribe & Never Miss New Episodes!Click to Subscribe in iTunesIf you enjoyed this podcast please be sure to subscribe on iTunes. Once you're a subscriber all new episodes will be downloaded to your iTunes account and smartphone.The easiest way for iPhone users to listen to the show is via the free, and incredible, Podcast app.You can download it here. CLICK HERE to subscribe to the Gemba Academy podcast on iTunes.You can also subscribe via Stitcher which is definitely Android friendly.What Do You Think?Have you implemented Lean and/or Six Sigma at different companies? Describe your experience.

33mins

26 Oct 2017

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