It's not Magic - with Braid Cairns and Jim Allen

The Woodworking Network Podcast
February 26, 2023

The Woodworking Network Podcast Episode Summary

Will Sampson talks about how some people look at dramatic business change as magic, but it’s really something else. His guests are Brad Cairns from Quantum Lean and Jim Allen, operations manager at River City Cabinets in Austin, Texas. They’re talking an amazing lean transformation that happened at River City Cabinets in just one week.

Episode Notes

This episode of the Woodworking Network podcast was sponsored by Wood Pro Expo Florida. It’s really easy for woodworkers to stay stuck inside, focused on their shops and production. But over the last couple of years, the pandemic has forced them to be even more isolated than usual. Now it’s time to get out of the shop and resume life in the outside world, especially when it’s a chance to network with your woodworking business peers. That opportunity is coming April 12-14 in West Palm Beach, Florida, as the Wood Pro Expo joins with the Closets Conference and Expo to offer an unparalleled opportunity to boost your business with intelligence on techniques, tools, and technology. Let’s get face to face again. Learn more at See you there.

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Intro music courtesy of Anthony Monson.

Brad Cairns
Partner, Quantum Lean
Jim Allen-River City Cabinets
Jim Allen
Operations Manager, River City Cabinets
Will Sampson
Will Sampson
Editorial Director, Woodworking Network / FDMC Magazine