GA 276 | Using Lean to Enrich Lives with Ben van Asselt

GA 276 | Using Lean to Enrich Lives with Ben van Asselt

By Steven Bonacorsi

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This week’s guest is Ben van Asselt. Ron and Ben discussed the inspiring ways Ben and his team use lean at Lunet Zorg, an organization that provides services for people with intellectual disabilities. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The quotes that inspire Ben (2:03)
  • Ben’s background (4:01)
  • About Lunet Zorg (7:36)
  • Ben’s role at Lunet Zorg (11:28)
  • An example of how they use lean (13:52)
  • What happened when they asked for data (16:44)
  • An anecdote about dining options at their facility (24:19)
  • Teaching lean to clients (27:07)
  • How lean has personally impacted Ben (28:42)
  • An anecdote about one of their clients (30:25)
  • Ben’s advice for those who work with people with disabilities (33:25)

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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.