Ep. 6 · Alan Goodman's Many Championship Seasons (Part 1)

The timing is perfect for the latest Quality Time with MoreSteam. On this episode, Alan Goodman joins the podcast. Alan is the Instructional Chair for Quality Engineering & Technology at Milwaukee Area Technical College. He is also a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, a consultant and public speaker, and an award-winning baker. What makes Alan one of the most fascinating people in the Lean space? In this episode, you will learn about Alan's connection to two of the most iconic movies of all time, Alan's role in a world championship season for the Milwaukee Bucks, and what started Alan on the path to lean. As Alan demonstrates, you can apply Lean principles to a business of any size. And sometimes, the results are delicious!

In this episode you will hear about:

1:32 - Alan's participation in Rocky II

4:55 - Alan's educational background

9:35 - Working at the Philadelphia Stock Exchange

14:09 - Thinking about process improvement

16:17 - Starting A Goodman's Desserts

21:55 - Alan's association with the Milwaukee Bucks

26:47 - The road to the championship

29:34 - Continuing to build A Goodman's Desserts

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Dan Swartwout is the host of Quality Time with MoreSteam. A lifelong Central Ohio resident, Dan is a double Buckeye. He earned both a BA and a law degree from The Ohio State University. Before joining MoreSteam, Dan had a long career as a host, comedian, and master of ceremonies. For 17 years, Dan was the studio audience host for the Ohio Lottery game show Cash Explosion. Dan was also the host of CBuzz, which was a collaboration between the Columbus Chamber of Commerce, WWCD 92.9, and the Columbus Dispatch. On CBuzz, Dan interviewed some of the most prominent entrepreneurs in Central Ohio. From 2002-2020, Dan toured the country as a standup comedian. Tracks from his comedy CD have been played over 5,000 times on Sirius/XM satellite radio. Now, Dan brings his experience and enthusiasm to Quality Time with MoreSteam -- it's business and fun, together.

Alan Goodman

Instructional Chair - Quality Engineering & TechnologyMilwaukee Area Technical College

Alan Goodman is the department head and full-time instructor with the Quality Engineering & Technology Department at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Alan has held various leadership positions throughout his career, with impactful results in client-facing roles, process improvement initiatives, and team management. His experience includes leading a new business to its first net profit, helping a school district resolve a complex billing issue, and implementing a process improvement program at a major corporation.

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