GA 254 | Discovering Lean with Ryan and Louise Tierney

GA 254 | Discovering Lean with Ryan and Louise Tierney

By Steven Bonacorsi

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This week’s guests are Ryan and Louise Tierney. We recently went to Northern Ireland to tour and film at their company, Seating Matters. In this episode, they share how they learned about lean, and why they decided to embark on a lean journey. An MP3 version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why Ryan looked into lean (2:31)
  • What Ryan first said to his team (5:13)
  • The early days (6:11)
  • Their morning meetings (7:01)
  • What they started with (7:53)
  • The challenges they’ve faced (8:51)
  • Ryan’s leadership style (10:30)
  • What “paradise” means to them (11:51)
  • The details of  this “paradise” (14:23)
  • What Louise thinks of lean (16:28)

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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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