By Jon Miller | Post Date: April 16, 2010 12:46 PM | Comments: 0
Brad Schmidt is one of the original founders of Gemba Reserach. He currently heads our Tokyo office where he consults with foreign companies based in Japan to implement lean. He also coaches Japanese small businesses, government offices and non-profits who perhaps find it easier to learn kaizen from a Japanese-speaking South African than from a local. I have known Brad for 25 years, unbelievably. Brad has a great team in Japan and they are doing some amazing work implementing lean in non-traditional environments across Asia and the Gulf so I hope to slow him down long enough to share some of that with everyone soon.
Lean thinking Washington State Senate candidate Paul Akers has joined Brad on several lean study missions. He has been kind enough to invite Brad so share some of what's going with lean in Japan on this week's The American Innovator radio show, April 17, 2010 from 0800 to 0900 PST (GMT -8). Here is the announcement from Paul:
The archive of past shows includes excellent lean discussions with Dr. John Toussaint of ThedaCare, Karl Wadensten of The Lean Nation, author and speaker Matthew May, James Hereford of Group Health, and Erie County Executive Chris Collins.
Those of you who know Brad, this will be your chance to call in to say hello and win some free FastCap gear.
Call the radio station: +1-360-676-5464
Those who haven't yet met Brad, this is a great chance to ask questions to lovely person who our Japanese clients happen to call "sensei".Comments are moderated to filter spam and inappropriate content. There may be a delay before your comment is published.