The New England Lean Podcast: 6: Bruce Hamilton

This week our guest is Bruce Hamilton, the President of GBMP and my friend.

Bruce is also Director Emeritus for the Shingo Institute, home of the Shingo Prize, and is a Senior Examiner for the Shingo Prize and a Certified Shingo Institute workshops Facilitator. Bruce is a past recipient of the Shingo Prize in both the business and academic categories and Inductee to the Shingo Academy (with five awards in all).

In 2015 he was inducted into the AME Manufacturing Hall of Fame.

In this episode, Bruce and I chat about pivoting the business due to COVID 19, the effects of short-term versus long-term thinking when practicing Lean, and what we (the Lean community) get right and what we get (or got) wrong. It was a fantastic conversation; I hope you enjoy it!

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New England Lean Consulting is the Northeast’s premier business consulting firm, helping small-to-medium sized businesses with strategic leadership and operational methodologies that help your company lower costs, increase capacity and win more customers. Our industry experienced consultants provide guidance with the latest business solutions that help you to grow your business deliberately and strategically in order to sustain a long-term competitive advantage within the marketplace.

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