Two Pillars of Lean

Michelle of Klime-Ezee puts together a visual example of the Two Pillars of Lean.

Need to organize your desk?

Chad Beery sent us these pictures and said, “I am really seeing a lot of benefit in applying lean concepts in my life on a personal level, and look forward to starting a journey for our company (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing contractor with 50+ employees).”

For more information on FastCap’s Kaizen Foam (used in these pictures), visit our website.

Want to know where Lean starts?

Canadian LEAN Conference

Paul Akers will be speaking at the CME Canadian LEAN Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba on June 4-7, 2018.

For more information on Paul’s upcoming speaking events, go to this link.

Do you have big ears and big eyes?

When Woodworking Tools meet Gardening Tools

Paul Akers uses creativity and FastCap tools to make hedging fun and easy.

For more information on FastCap’s 3rd Hand HD, visit our website.

For more information on the Maruyama M42BK, visit their website.

A Q&A with Toyota’s Ryan McMullan

“‘I’ve noticed in my time at Toyota that the environmental lens is a way of focusing problem solving,’ says Ryan McMullan, environmental and safety manager for Toyota. Back in the 1950s, when Toyota put forward the idea of continuous improvement, eliminating various kinds of waste from production became an important step in the process. Now that step includes identifying wasted resources such as water, fuel, and materials. ‘The approach Toyota took allowed environmental and financial success to go hand in hand,’ McMullan says.” To read this whole post by Alyssa Danigelis in Environmental Leader, press here.

Is your iPhone protected?

Chris Hotze, of Crescere Capital Management, recorded a video showing how he used Lean thinking to better protect his iPhone.

Are you Standardizing?

Dale of Klime-Ezee shows us how he not only made an awesome 2 Second improvement, but also made it a standard.

Are you reading Shakespeare to a starving man?

Filipe Marques, of Torre, once again shares his profound Lean observations with us!