Shawn Patterson

Are Working on Gaps Always the Best Approach? [Guest Post]

04.20.2011

Guest Post: Shawn Patterson is the Senior Director of Corporate Services at DTE Energy where he is responsible for the Supply Chain, Fleet, Facilities, and Continuous Improvement organizations. Shawn has held numerous positions in multiple industries and is passionate about influencing lean transformations in organizations. We are all familiar with the typical Gap Closure Plan. […]

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Learning Zone vs. Comfort Zone [Guest Post]

02.14.2011

Guest Post: Shawn Patterson is the Senior Director of Corporate Services at DTE Energy where he is responsible for the Supply Chain, Fleet, Facilities, and Continuous Improvement organizations. Shawn has held numerous positions in multiple industries and is passionate about influencing lean transformations in organizations. In light of recent financial pressures, I’ve heard a lot […]

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Respecting the Customer: The Foundation for Just-in-Time

11.30.2009

This is a guest post by Shawn Patterson from DTE Energy. You can learn more about Shawn from his LinkedIn profile, or as featured in Chapter 10 of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Lean. Probably the most powerful attribute of the Toyota Production System is the deeply ingrained principles underpinning all of the concepts and tools […]

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