HICKORY, N.C., Sept. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Eric Lail, Vice President of Total Insight LEAN Performance Solutions, will be a featured guest on visual workplace expert Dr. Gwendolyn Galsworth's Internet radio show, "The Visual Workplace: Work That Makes Sense." Due in part to Lail's expertise in the LEAN manufacturing and supply chain arenas, Galsworth, an award-winning author, has invited Lail to discuss her book "Smart, Simple Design." The first segment will air Tuesday September 25 at 4 p.m. Pacific time on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel. A live segment is scheduled for October 23.
Lail was an early adopter of the concepts and practices Galsworth wrote about in "Smart, Simple Design." He first met Galsworth in 1997 when she did a session for "Smart, Simple Design" at the HON company. Lail immediately understood the concepts and helped companies like Hickory Chair and HON to implement them. Since then, Lail has become a force in establishing "Extended LEAN" practices for businesses. Total Insight is one of the only companies that looks at the supply chain end-to-end through a LEAN set of lenses.
"The Extended LEAN methodology looks at the big picture and tackles the connecting processes of the supply chain. Instead of looking at the micro level of processes, Total Insight takes the opposite approach and looks at the macro level, using tools to analyze wastes within connecting companies," Lail says. "I used to want to change an industry, but now I want to influence many industries."
With over 59,000 listeners a month, "The Visual Workplace" offers the best in practical tools, methods and strategies for improvement leaders who want to apply workplace visuality. Galsworth does this through a range of formats on the show – case studies, interviews with business leaders and topic experts, as well as interactions through listener call-ins and Q&A. Over the past 30 years, Galsworth has nearly single-handedly codified the field and developed an array of robust visual and visual-lean methodologies. She created the models, concepts and methods of workplace visuality that define visual's distinct and powerful contribution to enterprise excellence – and to sustainable cultural and bottom-line results.
"I love using LEAN principles to drive higher levels of improvement," Lail says. "I'm always thinking of ways to shave time off of the journey."
To catch Lail's guest appearance, visit VoiceAmerica's website at www.voiceamerica.com.
About Total Insight, LLC
Total Insight designs customized, enterprise-wide LEAN solutions to help businesses navigate turbulent economic times while also improving operation performance, execution strategies and corporate culture. By combining LEAN principles with a non-invasive, diagnostic approach, Total Insight helps companies maximize profit by removing waste, reducing costs, streamlining processes and achieving supply chain excellence. By taking the Wholistic Path to excellence, organizations can achieve positive and lasting change within the extended supply chain.
For more information about Total Insight, visit www.totalinsight.com.
About Transportation Insight, LLC
Sister company to Total Insight, Transportation Insight is a global lead logistics provider with more than $1.2 billion in supply chain spend under management. For over a decade, the 3PL has helped companies improve profitability and competitive advantage by providing customized supply chain solutions. Transportation Insight offers a co-managed logistics form of 3PL, carrier sourcing, freight bill audit and payment services, state-of-the-art transportation management system (TMS) and business intelligence. Additional competencies include international transportation, warehouse sourcing, LEAN consulting and supply chain sourcing of indirect materials.
For more, visit www.transportationinsight.com.
Lisa Santos Farley, Marketing and Public Relations Manager, Transportation Insight
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