GA 249 | Lean in Thailand, China, and India with John Chacon

GA 249 | Lean in Thailand, China, and India with John Chacon

By Steven Bonacorsi

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This week’s guest is John Chacon. Ron and John discussed John’s career, specifically his experiences practicing lean in different parts of Asia. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • John’s favorite quote (2:38)
  • John’s background (3:45)
  • What John has been up to (7:30)
  • His lean “sins” from the past (12:02)
  • What John would do differently (14:17)
  • About John’s travels (16:50)
  • An important custom in Thailand (18:21)
  • Lean terminology in China (20:24)
  • Confrontation in Thailand (23:01)
  • Practicing lean in India (24:57)
  • What “purpose” means to John (28:25)
  • The next year for John and his team (34:05)

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What Do You Think?

What nuances have you noticed in terms of how continuous improvement is practiced in different cities, countries, etc?

By: Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
Posted: January 10, 2019, 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.
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