My guest for Episode #266 of the podcast is Karyn Ross (KRCLean4Service on Twitter), co-author of the new book (with Jeff Liker): The Toyota Way to Service Excellence: Lean Transformation in Service Organizations. Karen first learned about and applied Lean in companies like Paychex, Zurich Insurance, and Liberty Mutual Insurance and has worked with other service sector companies as a consultant. In this episode, we’ll discuss her book and the important applications of Lean in service settings. Karyn says delighting customers requires something different than a “mechanistic Lean implementation” approach – and I agree, completely. I hope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did.