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

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

By Steven Bonacorsi

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

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)


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Posted: October 26, 2017, 10:00 am

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Steven Bonacorsi

Steven Bonacorsi is the Founder of the Lean Six Sigma Group, President of ISLSS, and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Steven Bonacorsi, President at the International Standard for Lean Six Sigma (ISLSS)
- Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma Methodology.
- Expert in Kaizen event for rapid project execution.
- Certified PMP (Project Management Professional)
- Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
- Masters in Computer Information Systems (MS-CIS)
- Numerous IT certifications.
- Over 20 years of Professional Business Consulting experience at the C-Level.
Executive Master Black Belt leading $ billion business transformation projects globally in multiple Industries. I am a leader who delivers results.