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Jon Wetzel

Jon Wetzel, is the Chief Operating Officer for FoundationBio and the founder and lead contributor of the blog “Lean for Everyone”  where he posts about servant leadership and the uses of lean concepts in business and everyday life.  Jon has 18 years worth of experience in startup biotech and health care fields and is a Six Sigma Black Belt, a certified Lean practitioner.

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To look forward we need to first look back. From 2008-2012 we saw big pharma collide creating larger companies. Genentech-Roche, Novartis-Alcon, Pfizer-Wyeth and GlaxoSmithKline-Human Genome Sciences just to name a few. During this same time frame the economies of the world have seen crashes and upheavals causing some of these same companies to...Full Article »
What lean business knowledge can we learn from a fictitious doctor that travels through space and time in a shiny police box? Let’s discuss....Full Article »
We’ve finished the future state map on how to fix the entire system but it’s going to take us at least a year, involve a ton of man hours and cost a lot of money. It also involves every department and it’s going to triple our daily work load until we get all the bugs worked out.” Have you heard this before? Did the idea flash and then fizzle?...Full Article »
The Queen waved to 80,000 attendees and 700 million viewers at the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympics. I doubt we all saw her wave and I’m certain she didn’t see me wave back....Full Article »
Every meeting/discussion needs an action hero to keep us honest and on task so step up to the challenge and make a difference in your workplace....Full Article »
In the movies no single person ever had the best Kung-Fu right from the start of the film. There were strikes on both sides and you saw that they quickly learned the strengths and weaknesses about themselves and their opponent....Full Article »
Ask your colleague, “How can I make it easier for you when transferring over these products?” By doing this you are making the job easier for you and for them. How?...Full Article »
Inventory is one of the primary wastes in lean thinking and is also the hardest for people to change their mindset about. I’ve compiled my list of the top 5 items you need to know in order to understand the downfall of having Inventory laying around....Full Article »
Areas of rapid growth and change cycle their “standard” processes quickly. Those that do manufacturing are much slower at developing countermeasures because of the checks and balances that need to be taken into consideration during implementation....Full Article »
If you don’t know where you are or where you’re going then why are you surprised when you get lost? In today’s world we KNOW the benefits of Google Maps or having a GPS in our cars so why aren’t we using process maps to guide our business improvements?...Full Article »
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