GA 247 | Using Lean in the U.S. Air Force with Greg Butler

GA 247 | Using Lean in the U.S. Air Force with Greg Butler

By Steven Bonacorsi

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This week’s guest is Senior Master Sergeant Greg Butler. Greg shared how he and his team use lean in the U.S. Air Force, some of the barriers to success he’s observed, and countermeasures you can use. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Quotes that inspire Greg (2:20)
  • Greg’s background (4:58)
  • Lean in the Air Force (8:52)
  • What the day-to-day looks like (10:38)
  • Barriers to CI success (12:42)
  • The solutions (13:53)
  • Why things slide backwards (15:37)
  • Finding the balance when it comes to metrics (18:17)
  • The maintenance styles (20:13)
  • The most important component of CI success (22:34)
  • How CI has impacted Greg personally (23:47)
  • Greg’s advice for service men and women starting out (25:14)
  • What Greg is most proud of (27:05)
  • Greg’s book recommendations (27:52)
  • Greg’s final words of wisdom (31:49)

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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.
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