Join host Felipe Engineer-Manriquez in this episode of The EBFC Show as he interviews Steve Martin, a seasoned lean/continuous improvement leader with over three decades of experience. Steve shares proven approaches to making things better, drawing i...
Join host Felipe Engineer-Manriquez in this episode of The EBFC Show as he interviews Steve Martin, a seasoned lean/continuous improvement leader with over three decades of experience. Steve shares proven approaches to making things better, drawing inspiration from his experience with moonshine-making change management practices.
In this insightful conversation, Steve emphasizes the critical role of respect for people in successful continuous improvement and shares anecdotes about his experiences working with teams and helping people get unstuck. He also highlights the importance of cultural awareness in lean principles and how it impacts diverse teams.
If you're a construction professional, whether new to the world of lean manufacturing, lean construction, or an expert in the field, you'll find plenty of valuable takeaways in this episode. Learn how to improve processes while prioritizing people over results, and discover practical insights that will make your job easier, better, and faster.
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Senior Process Engineer | Lean/Continuous Improvement Leader | Prospector of #BETTER | #NoBStribe Chief Marketeer
Steve B Martin
Christian, Husband of 1, Father of 2, Papa of 4.
Steve’s career has been a continuous broadening and combining of skills and talents enabling world-class breakthrough ideas leading to; process improvements, cost reductions, and a better way of life. Steve has been blessed in achieving 30+ years of diverse Manufacturing, Operations, and Business experience with core competencies in Lean Transformation and Process/Manufacturing Engineering.
While working for The Wiremold Company in November of 1997, Steve traveled to Japan and was formally trained in lean manufacturing concepts. Most importantly during this trip, he learned the critical skills of lean thinking and how to practice kaizen with the help of the Shingijutsu Consulting Group.
This 'once-in-a-lifetime' opportunity enabled him to fully comprehend the significance and relevance of how people and processes are intimately connected.
It changed his career vision forever.
He has engaged kaizen ever since - planning/leading/facilitating hundreds of kaizen events, championing lean enterprise initiatives, and creating positive environments that help lean cultures develop and thrive.
Steve calls the things that motivate him, his 4P’s:
People that need help, People who feel stuck, People willing to learn, and Puzzles.
Having served on several worship teams, Steve enjoys singing, as well as playing acoustic and bass guitar.
If given the choice between Good, Better, or Best…Steve chooses Better.
His unique life journey has led him beyond the status quo of Best…and nothing brings him more joy than seeing People and Processes rise to Better than Best.