Ep 68 – Deming’s Red Bead Experiment

Who hasn’t heard of Deming’s Red Bead Experiment?  A lot of people, probably.  However, if you’ve ever worked somewhere that you’ve done your best, followed the procedures, and your performance still wasn’t good, you may be trapped in a red bead system.  This episode shows us how important a system is that includes opportunity for…

Ep 67 – Deming Institute & Mike Dugan as CEO of Detroit Medical System

Today we discuss continual improvement through top management change for the good of all interested parties.  Darci absolutely loved this blog post.  Kyle and Darci, in both personal and professional life, are improvement seekers.  They both believe that change begins with you.  This blog discusses that very phenomenon through Mike Duggan who was at the…

Ep 66 – Deming Institute & Toyota Production System

In this episode we discuss a blog post from The Deming Institute on why the Toyota production system is more effective than others. To fully understand this, you have to understand ‘part’ vs. ‘part of’.  Darci had to have Kyle’s help understanding this one, but once she caught on, it was as simple as it…

Ep 65 – Mayo Clinic Part 3 of 3

Mayo Clinic Part 3! In our last episode of sharing the case study of Mayo Clinic, we come to putting some quality measures in place.  Mayo standardized one process after another with two ideas in mind:  standardization prevents harm, eliminates waste or both and it would move Mayo to more perfect outcomes. We discuss how…