Lean Bloggers and Continuous Improvement Bloggers

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To read more great Lean and continuous improvement content, please check out these other blogs and Lean bloggers!

LeanBlog.org by Mark Graban (including guest posts from Chad Walters)

Seth Godin

Beyond Lean by Matt Wrye and Joe Wilson (including a Lean Blitz blog review by Matt Wrye)

Catch Careers by Christina Kach (including a guest post from Chad Walters about networking)

Evolving Excellence by Bill Waddell and Kevin Meyer

Gemba Coach by Michael Balle at Lean Enterprise Institute

Gemba Tales by Mark Hamel

Jamie Flinchbaugh and the Lean Learning Center

Lean Management from John Shook at Lean Enterprise Institute

Lean Memes by Mark Graban and a host of other contributors

Lean Reflections by Karen Wilhelm

Lean Sales & Marketing by Joe Dager

Old Lean Dude by Bruce Hamilton

Karen Martin

Lean Leadership by Christian Paulsen

ASQ influential voices blog

The ASQ Influential Voices is a global network of bloggers reinforcing the importance of quality from multiple perspectives.

The ASQ Influential Voices bloggers:

Guy Bigwood

Guy Bigwood

Based in Spain, Guy Bigwood is the sustainability director of MCI, an association management company. He is responsible implementing corporate social responsibility throughout MCI’s 48 global offices, and manages a global consulting practice that provides strategic guidance to businesses, associations, governments, and the United Nations. His blog is Less Conversation More Action.

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Paul Borawski

Paul Borawski

Paul Borawski, CEO of ASQ, writes the View From the Q blog.

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Don Brecken

Don Brecken

Don Brecken, an ASQ Fellow, writes The Quality Advisor blog. Don is management faculty and Southwest Michigan business program advisor for Ferris State University. Don is also a practicing business improvement auditor and consultant; his background includes quality leadership, continuous improvement, operations learning and development, management consulting, quality auditing, quality system implementation, and business improvement auditing.

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Robert Burney

Dr. Robert Burney

Anesthesiologist Dr. Robert Burney has worked in university anesthesia departments and in private sector surgery centers. He is now director of quality improvement for the U.S. State Department. He blogs at Healthcare Costs.

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Jimena Calfa

Jimena Calfa

Argentina native Jimena Calfa is a systems engineer specializing in quality software. She also writes about using quality tools in everyday life at Let’s Talk About Quality.

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Kerrie Anne Christian

Kerrie Anne Christian

Based in Australia, Kerrie Anne Christian has a manufacturing background, with expertise in quality control and ISO 9001. She is a longtime participant in online communities, and blogs at Kerrie Anne’s Fridge Magnets.

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Laura Freeman

Daniel John Zrymiak

Daniel John Zrymiak is from Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. He has worked in quality for two decades, mostly recently at Accenture as a Mobilization Lead. Daniel is active in ASQ as a Quality Press author and reviewer, member leader, and Technical Committee chair (Finance and Governance – Quality Management Division). He blogs at AQualitEvolution.

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Edwin Garro

Edwin Garro

Edwin Garro is an industrial engineer and entrepreneur from Costa Rica. He is the CEO of PXS Performance Excellence Solutions, a training and consulting firm focused on organizational excellence. He is also involved in several startups. He blogs about all aspects of excellence in Spanish on PXS Global.

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Cesar Diaz Guevara

Cesar Diaz Guevara

Cesar Diaz Guevara is ASQ’s Country Councilor in Ecuador, where he lives and blogs. He has a background in project analysis, quality systems, and quality management. He writes in English and Spanish at Calidad y Actitud.

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John Hunter

John Hunter

John Hunter has a background in online quality information management. He has developed quality improvement methods and software at the quality management office of the Secretary of Defense and the White House Military Office. He blogs at Curious Cat Management Blog.

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Shon Isenhour

Shon Isenhour

Based in Charleston, South Carolina, Shon Isenhour specializes in business process management, strategic planning, organizational change management, and reliability engineering. He has led improvement initiatives for industries such as pharmaceuticals, metals, petrochemical, paper, and power generation, among others. He is direction of education and work execution management at GPAllied. Shon writes about reliability on Reliability Now.

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Dr. Lotto Lai

Dr. Lotto Lai

Based in Hong Kong, China, Dr. Lotto Lai specializes in scientific research, quality assurance, and management. He is chairman and fellow in the Hong Kong Society for Quality. He blogs at Quality Alchemist.

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James Lawther

James Lawther

James Lawther describes himself as a “middle-aged middle manager.” He has worked in for numerous organizations, from supermarkets to tax collectors and has had several operational roles, including running the night shift for a frozen pea packing factory and doing operational research for a credit card company. Based in the U.K, he is head of insight and improvement at RSA. He blogs at Squawk Point.

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Deborah Mackin

Deborah Mackin

Mackin is author of The Team-Building Tool Kit series and founder of New Directions Consulting. She has a background in quality manufacturing and production, as well as organizational excellence. She writes at NDCBlogger.

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Tim McMahon

Tim McMahon

Tim McMahon is a quality manager and lean practitioner with expertise in lean manufacturing. He blogs at A Lean Journey.

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Robert Mitchell

Robert Mitchell

Robert Mitchell has 30 years of quality experience in manufacturing, non-profit and civic organizations, and manages corporate quality and Lean Six Sigma operations at 3M. He is incoming chair of ASQ’s Minnesota section. He blogs at Quality Matters.

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Dr. Michael Noble

Michael Noble

Dr. Michael Noble writes the Making Medical Lab Quality Relevant blog. He is a medical microbiologist within the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Noble is a self-declared “medical qualitologist” actively involved in national and international standards development, and is a provider of quality-oriented education and laboratory quality assessment.

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Jeffrey Phillips

Jeffrey Phillips

Jeffrey Phillips is VP of marketing and a lead consultant for OVO Innovation. He has led innovation projects for numerous Fortune 500 firms, government entities, academic institutions, and non-profits. He encourages organizations to consider innovation as a sustainable, repeatable business discipline, rather than a discrete project. He writes the Innovate on Purpose blog.

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John Priebe

John Priebe

John Priebe is a quality director and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with experience in process improvement, innovation, and quality control. He blogs at JohnPriebe.com

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Nicole Radziwill

Nicole Radziwill

Nicole Radziwill is an assistant professor in the Department of Integrated Science and Technology at James Madison University. She writes about research in the quality field, quality consciousness, and innovation. Her blog is Quality and Innovation.

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Scott Rutherford

Scott Rutherford

Scott Rutherford works in quality assurance at a nuclear shipyard, and specializes in performance improvement. He blogs at Square Peg Musings.

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Aimee Siegler

Aimee Siegler

Aimee Siegler is the global compliance manager at Benchmark Electronics. Her interests include supply chain management and communication, hazardous substance and risk management, and sustainability. She blogs at Thoughts on Quality in a Chaotic World.

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Jennifer Stepniowski

Jennifer Stepniowski

Jennifer Stepniowski has a marketing & business background, and is special projects manager at Pro QC International. She blogs at Thoughts on Quality and Other Stuff.

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Rajan Thiyagarajan

Rajan Thiyagarajan

Based in Chennai, India, Rajan Thiyagarajan is delivery head at Tata Consultancy Services and a senior member of ASQ. He blogs at Quality Matters.

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Anshuman Tiwari

Anshuman Tiwari

Anshuman Tiwari is a quality expert with experience as an industrial engineer, quality consultant, and program manager in industries ranging from textiles to financial services. Based in Bengaluru, India, he blogs at Quality—The Unfair Advantage.

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Manu Vora

Manu Vora

ASQ Fellow Manu Vora is chairman and president of Business Excellence, Inc. He is an expert in organizational excellence and the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. He blogs at Thoughts on Quality.

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Guy Wallace

Guy Wallace

Guy Wallace is known for his consulting work, writings and presentations on performance analysis and curriculum architecture in large organizations. He blogs about performance improvement, curriculum design, and development at Eppic Inc.

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Bloggers for the ASQ Influential Voices program receive an honorarium from ASQ for their time and commitment, but the thoughts and opinions expressed on their blogs are their own. The views of ASQ Influential Voices bloggers do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of ASQ.

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