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Intro: Welcome to the E6S-Methods podcast with Jacob and Aaron, your weekly dose of tips and tricks to achieve excellent performance in your business and career. Join us as we explore deeper into the practical worlds of Lean, Six Sigma, Project Management and Design Thinking. In this episode number 204, we wrap #LeanSixSigmaforGood with Brion Hurley, part 3 of our discussion over how you can use your Lean Six Sigma skills to help people in need and help improve the environment. All of these details can also be found for free in Brion's book, Lean Six Sigma for Good. If you're just tuning in for the first time, find all our back episodes at our podcast table of contents at e6s-methods.com. If you like this episode, be sure to click the "like" link in the show notes. It's easy. Just tap our logo, click and you're done. Tap-click-done! Here we go. http://bit.ly/E6S-204 Leave a Review! http://bit.ly/E6S-iTunes
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I Brion Hurley - Biography
Brion is the founder and owner of Business Performance Improvement (BPI), a consulting firm in Portland, Oregon. His mission is to help businesses and organizations achieve “triple bottom line” performance using Lean and Six Sigma.
For 18 years, he was a Principal Lean Six Sigma Consultant at Rockwell Collins (aerospace manufacturer) in Wilsonville, Oregon. He is certified as a Master Black Belt, Lean Master, and has numerous sustainability certifications. He was hired in 1999, and has worked out of 3 different facilities: Cedar Rapids (Iowa), Melbourne (Florida) and Wilsonville (Oregon). He has a bachelor’s degree in Statistics, a master’s degree in Quality Management and Productivity, and lettered four years in football as a placekicker and punter at the University of Iowa.
In his free time, he helps lead Lean Portland, a group of volunteer consultants who help nonprofits in the Portland (OR) metro area implement Lean and Six Sigma.
He is also a member of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) Sustainable Development division, which is working to bring sustainability to the engineering field. They have conducted a community service project with nonprofits at the IISE Annual Conference every year since 2013.
He is currently President of Recycling Advocates, a nonprofit organization in Portland that is "dedicated to creating a sustainable future through local efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle."
a. What's new with Brion Hurley?
b. Tells us about BPI - Business Performance Improvement
i. Mission and vision
ii. What customer is the right fit for your services?
II Let's talk about your book, Lean Six Sigma for Good - How improvement experts can help people in need and help improved the environment
a. Why write a book?
III Beyond Profits - Notable NGO Lean Six Sigma Success Stories
a. Toyota Production System Support Center: Hurricane Sandy victims - reduced lead time for food delivery from 3 hours to 1.3 hours
IV People, Planet, Profit = Sustainability
a. How is it that these things together equal sustainability?
V You mention BP, Wells Fargo, and Apple as examples of companies who did not observe the "triple bottom line," yet these companies still exist and the bad press about them seems to have faded. What's your take on this?
VI You list 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
a. UN Sustainable Development Goals: https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/
b. Which of these resonate most with you? Why?
c. How can Lean Six Sigma be applied in these areas?
VII How we can get started
a. Offer your assistance and expertise
i. Specifically how? Can you recommend an approach or pitch to sell Lean Six Sigma as a viable approach for the organization?
VIII What's the deal with the "new" EPA?
a. What's the buzz in sustainability circles?
b. What positive could come of the change in the EPA general orders?
IX Other Topics:
b. Lean Portland - nonprofit volunteering (6 organizations we've worked with)
c. Common opportunities we're seeing with nonprofits
d. Spreading to other cities? Eugene? Seattle? Hartford? Other cities?
e. IISE service volunteer events (next one in Orlando May 19th with Restore)
X Best ways to contact Brion Hurley?
Lean Portland: https://leanportland.com
Lean Six Sigma for Good website: http://www.leansixsigmaforgood.com/
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